Mormon church ’regrets’ Calif. gay marriage ruling

by Brock Vergakis
Thursday Aug 5, 2010

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints says it regrets a federal judge's ruling overturning a ban on gay marriage in California.

Chief U.S. District Judge Vaughn Walker made his ruling Wednesday in a lawsuit filed by two gay couples who claimed the voter-approved ban, known as Proposition 8, violated their civil rights.

In 2008, church leaders urged Mormons to give their time and money to support Proposition 8, which passed with 52 percent of the vote.

Church members were among the campaign's most vigorous volunteers and by some estimates contributed tens of millions of dollars to the effort. In a statement, the church said the decision reopens a vigorous debate about over the right of the people to define marriage.

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  • , 2010-08-05 19:11:10

    Well, I regret that their freaky, moronic church exists; I guess we’ll have to live with each other...

  • CC, 2010-08-05 23:36:36

    Why are UTAH Mormons sending their money to CA to take away gay CA rights. We aren’t sending money to Utah to stop bigomy. Umm, now there is an idea.

  • Rich, 2010-08-09 12:30:19

    Let’s just ban Mormon marriages and rights until we get our rights.

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