The following information comes from the Church Newsroom.
On Thursday, February 25, 2021, the House of Representatives in the United States passed H.R.5, also known as the Equality Act. In response to media inquiries, Church spokesman Doug Anderson released the following statement on behalf of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
We stand by our statements from 2019 and reiterate the Church’s support for equality and fairness. We could support legislation that provides protection for LGBT persons as well as people and institutions of faith. Both are possible and clearly required in a just society.
The Church supports legislation, like that introduced by Rep. Chris Stewart, that accomplishes both of these critical requirements and is confident that a balanced, fair, and unifying approach can be achieved.
Geoff-AusMarch 6, 2021
Jim, Has it occured to you that removing discrimination so that one group has the same rights as others, is very different from giving them rights no one else has. It was illegal to be gay in Utah before 2003. Do they now have priveledges you dont?
Maryann TaylorMarch 2, 2021
The key words in this statement are "protection of people and institutions of faith." We do NOT support the so-called "rights" of gay or transgender people when it imperils religious freedom.