The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced Tuesday that it is shifting its attitude toward gay people.
The Mormon church will now support anti-discrimination legislation for LGBT people in housing and employment. However, the church also seeks legal protections for "believers who object to the behavior of others," The Associated Press reports. An example of these protections includes doctors who refuse artificial insemination for lesbian couples.
"We must all learn to live with others who do not share the same beliefs or values," church leaders said at a news conference on Tuesday. The church emphasized, though, that its doctrine still believes it is "against the law of God to have sex outside marriage between a man and a woman," AP notes.
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The announcement comes as Utah's legislature considers two bills, one of which would prohibit housing and employment discrimination against LGBT people, and one of which would protect individuals' rights to deny services based on religious beliefs.
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