Mormon church voices support for same-sex marriage law

  • Flowers bloom in front of the Salt Lake Temple, at Temple Square, on Aug. 4, 2015, in Salt Lake City. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Tuesday came out in support of The Respect for Marriage Act under consideration in Congress after years of opposing recognition of same-sex marriage. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)

  • FILE - The angel Moroni statue sits atop the Salt Lake Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at Temple Square on Sept. 11, 2014, in Salt Lake City. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2022, came out in support of The Respect for Marriage Act under consideration in Congress after years of opposing recognition of same-sex marriage. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)

SALT LAKE CITY — The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints said Tuesday it would back proposed federal legislation to safeguard same-sex marriages, marking the latest show of support for the measure from conservative-leaning groups.