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Mormon beliefs about homosexual marriage

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While most Mormons and other conservative Christian groups still eschew same-sex marriage, a new study shows dramatic erosion in that opposition. Public Religion Research Institute researchers reported this week that LDS opposition to same-sex marriage, legalized in all 50 states inhad dropped by 15 percentage points — from 68 percent in to 53 percent in Among younger Mormons, ages 18 to 29, most 52 percent support allowing gay and lesbian couples to wed.

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That is especially true among LDS youths, who are discovering more supportive attitudes from friends, social media and their parents. PRRI noted a similar softening toward same-sex marriage among other conservative Christians. Opposition from white evangelical Protestants fell from 71 percent in to 58 percent in Nearly 6 in 10 57 percent of black Protestants objected to such unions in Today, 48 percent back it, and 43 percent balk at it. Hispanic Protestants echoed that Mormon beliefs about homosexual marriage, going from 65 percent opposed in to 45 percent in The PRRI survey, drawing on 40, interviews with a margin of error of plus or minus 1.

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Sixty-five percent of black Protestants, 60 percent of whites in mainline Protestant denominations, 60 percent of Hispanic Catholics and 59 percent of white Catholics, along with 59 percent of Muslims, 57 percent of Orthodox Christians, 56 percent of Hindus and 55 percent of Hispanic Protestants also reject religiously based refusals to serve gays and lesbians. Then, there is the generational gap.

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PRRI reports that the younger the respondents, the more likely they are to favor allowing same-sex marriage. Mormons are no exception. While Latter-day Saints 65 and older remain opposed to same-sex unions 32 percent favor itthose ages 18 to 29 are solidly 52 percent behind legalized same-sex marriages.

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