The Mormon church says the Supreme Court's decision opening the door for same sex marriage in California highlights troubling questions about the country's democratic and judicial systems.
Church leaders said in a statement sent out Wednesday morning that many Californians will question why their government didn't defend a law passed by popular vote.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints helped fund and lead the charge for California's Proposition 8, a constitutional ban on gay marriage that voters adopted in 2008 after the state Supreme Court ruled that gay Californians could marry.
LDS leaders say the ruling doesn't change its commitment to supporting traditional marriages between a man and a woman. Church leaders say those unions have proven over time to be the best environment for nurturing children.
To read the church's full statement, see http://bit.ly/12kpE4l.