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Mormons join Hawaii’s gay-marriage fight, but with a new approach

After keeping quiet while Maine, Maryland, Minnesota and others approved gay marriage, the LDS Church is once again speaking up — but with a new, post-Prop 8 tone and emphasis.

This time, it’s in Hawaii, which is poised to debate proposed legislation making same-sex marriage legal.

In a letter dated Sept. 15 and read to congregations, LDS leaders across the state urged Mormons to "study this legislation prayerfully and then as private citizens contact your elected representatives in the Hawaii Legislature to express your views about the legislation."

The letter did not tell members which side of the issue to take, only to study the church’s "The Family: A Proclamation to the World," a document that endorses one man/one woman as the ideal for marriage.

To read the full story and the letter LDS leaders since to Hawaiian members, click HERE.