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Defeated in the U.S., LDS Church Takes Fight Against Same-Sex Marriage to Mexico

Jeremy Harris - KUTV
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June 1, 2016

Peña Nieto proposed amending federal law to ban marriage discrimination on the basis of ethnicity, nationality, disability, social condition, religion, gender, or sexual preference. (Presidency of the Republic)

Officials with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints have issued a declaration to church members in Mexico instructing them to oppose a new initiative that would legalize same-sex marriage in the country.

Similar to the Church's efforts in the United States, Mormon leaders said their opposition to same-sex marriage is rooted in 'religious liberty' and 'free thought'.

"We encourage members of the Church to unite our voices with those of other citizens in exercising our rights, as they are listed in the Political Constitution of the United Mexican States, which establish and honor religious liberty, expression of beliefs and thoughts, both in public and private," LDS Mexican Area President Benjamin DeHoyos said.

DeHoyos was speaking before a church congregation in Puebla, Mexico, weeks after Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto announced an initiative to change federal law that would expand same-sex marriage, which is already legal in some states and Mexico City.

Peña Nieto proposed amending federal law to ban marriage discrimination on the basis of ethnicity, nationality, disability, social condition, religion, gender, or sexual preference.

"The Mexican State should impede discrimination in any form and assure equal rights for everyone," Peña Nieto said at his announcement in mid-May.

LDS leaders join their counterparts in the Roman Catholic Church who criticized Peña Nieto's proposal. Rev. Hugo Valdemar of the Catholic Archdiocese of Mexico City called the initiative a "distraction."

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