Mormon database to accept gay couples

Posted: July 14, 2018 at 2:41 a.m.

In this Nov. 14, 2015, file photo, people walk past the Salt Lake Temple after mailing resignation letters during a mass resignation from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Salt Lake City. The Mormon church's massive genealogical database will begin accepting submissions of names of people from same-sex relationships sometime next year. The move doesn't foreshadow any change to long-standing church opposition to gay marriage, but it is being done to ensure the databank has as much information as possible for researchers, according to a statement from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' expansive genealogical database will begin accepting submissions of names of people from same-sex relationships sometime next year.

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