Mormons Include Gay Couples On Genealogy Site

The Salt Lake Tribune reports:

A year and a half ago, projected it would include same-sex parents and same-sex couples in its genealogy website sometime in 2019 — and it has, with three weeks to spare. The site, which is owned and operated by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, announced Tuesday that FamilySearch Family Tree now provides the ability for users to document same-sex family relationships.

The addition of gay relationships is part of FamilySearch’s “efforts to accurately document the human family,” according to a news release, but the Utah-based church still “solemnizes or seals marriages [it its temples] only between people of the opposite sex.” Children of same-sex couples will not be sealed to their parents “even if the couples have been legally married,” according to the release.

(Tipped by JMG reader Homer)