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Similar to earlier legislative efforts on state and federal levels, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is lending support to a bipartisan nondiscrimination bill filed Monday, Feb. 7, in Arizona with that state’s legislature.

Church representatives gathered with local government and community leaders on the Senate Lawn of the Arizona State Capitol on Monday morning in Phoenix as the bill was announced.

The following statement was distributed to media after the event, expressing the Church’s view of the proposed legislation:

“The Church is pleased to be part of a coalition of faith, business, LGBTQ people and community leaders who have worked together in a spirit of trust and mutual respect to address issues that matter to all members of our community. It is our position that this bipartisan bill preserves the religious rights of individuals and communities of faith while protecting the rights of members of the LGBTQ community, consistent with the principles of fairness for all.”

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