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To our Latter-day Saint friends and families, this petition is NOT about allowing non-members or those who do not hold a temple recommend into an LDS temple. It's about giving LDS couples throughout the world the choice to hold a civil ceremony first (if the couple desires it) prior to temple sealing without the mandatory one year waiting period.

We respectfully add our signatures to the following petition, in good faith that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints wishes to promote love and happiness within the family.

THE PETITION

Our petition is this: that the leadership of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints make changes to this divisive policy, making it acceptable and proper to have a civil marriage ceremony first, if desired, and then giving the couple the necessary time to attend the temple for the sealing ordinance as they do in those countries whose laws require it.



We are saddened that parents, grandparents and other loved ones and friends may be excluded from LDS marriage ceremonies by Church policy.

We understand that it is not a doctrinal issue that requires couples to be married inside the LDS temple, where non-Church members are prevented from attending.

The fact that in many other countries couples are required by the law to be married civilly first and then have their union sealed in the temple, indicates that doctrinally it can be practiced this way.

We understand that currently, couples who choose to have a civil ceremony in order to have their loved ones present are penalized by the church by having to wait a full year to be able to have their marriage union sealed in the temple. If this is not a doctrinal issue, the one year wait appears to be a punishment for exercising their agency to choose to keep peace, love and harmony within their family.


Please Download the petition and then Contact Us for information on where to post mail the hard signed copy.  This information will appear after you have filled in the required fields and clicked submit from the contact page.

Some of the names of people who have signed the Temple Wedding Petition

                                                                                    
John Allington
Deborah Andersen
Julie Arnold
Susan Baltzer
Stacey Becker
Jean Bodie
Jim Bodie
Mark Bramwell
Mary Danzig
Shauna Jefferson-Dotter
Harold Eaton
Katherine Greatorex
Matt Hamilton
Jeff Herr
Rodney Holland
Joel Huber
Tauna Ireland
Jeanne Jusevic
Nathan Kennard
David Kelly
Jennifer LaRose
Dennis Lavery
Pauline Mackie
Sam Mikel
Richard Packham
Clayton Painter
Frank Roberts
Carla Schmidt
Deborah Smith
Bruce Spackman
Arthur Vanick
Brad VanRoosendaal
Ruth Ann Wardle
Christian Anderson
Mary Arnquist
Brett Coffman
Michele Cryer
Janet Dennis
Colleen Down
Vickie Duncan
Vickie Eastman
Barbara Ezrre
Billy Forbes
Linda Gaede
Michael Golden
Kevin Graham
Lynne Harter
Richard Holt
Michelle James
Carole Kenny
John Larsen
Lester Leavitt
Erin McBride
Laura Phillips
Truth Renaissance
Matt Richards
Janice Robertson
Desire Shannon
Daniel Shirley
Sharon Stemler
Harry Turner
Kathy Turner
Wouter van Beek
David van der Leek
Nadine You
 Lu Anderson
Jolene Arnoff
Rachel Ballestrin
Gary Budnyk
Michael Carpenter
Kristy Colley
Sandra Crain-Anderson
Craig Criddle
Christine Dabb
Cathy Dahl
Susan Emmett
LouJean Fobert
Marvin Frandsen
Joyce Friesen
Barbara Hanks
Ryan Hurst
Kim Johnson
Michael K.
Mark Larsen
Shelley McArthur
Malcom Mclean
Heidi Newbold
Dianne Ormond
Shawn Ormond
Jaclyn Orr
Glenn Parker
Jeanine Parker
Mikayla Pratt
Cheri Richardson
Ian Roberts
Theresa Sumrall
Ken Taylor
Mary Taylor
 
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