LDS church isn’t filing ‘friend of the court’ brief in gay marriage case

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SALT LAKE CITY — The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is staying out of the Amendment 3 fight for now.

A Church spokeswoman confirmed that the Church is currently not planning on filing an amicus brief in the appeal. Amicus briefs are filed from people or groups with a special interest or strong views on a subject but not directly involved in the case.

With the LDS Church seemingly removing itself from Utah’s battle over same-sex marriage, supporters of gay marriage in Utah said this decision could be a sign that the Church is focusing on other priorities.

Vice Chair of the Utah Pride Center’s Board of Directors, Kent Frogley, said: “To me it means that they may be beginning to recognize that marriage equality is something that’s going to happen and it’s really just a question of time not if.”

The LDS Church has…

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