Mormon church reaffirms opposition to gay marriage in Argentina weighs gay union legalization

By Jennifer Dobner, AP
Monday, July 12, 2010

Mormon church reaffirms opposition to gay marriage

SALT LAKE CITY — Mormon church leaders have sent a letter reaffirming the faith’s position on gay marriage to its members in Argentina, where the government is debating whether to legalize gay unions.

Spokeswoman Kim Farah on Monday confirmed it was sent to Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints leaders in Argentina. It says marriage is between one man and one woman.

Argentina’s Senate is debating whether to approve either gay marriage or a civil union law. Its other legislative chamber has approved gay marriage, and the country’s president has promised not to veto the measure.

The letter recalls a 2008 church letter on the institution of marriage that sought help passing a California ballot initiative banning gay marriage.

The letter to Argentine members did not call for any political action.

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