The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints also known as the Mormons issued a release saying that they do not support child Marriages, following statements by the Inter-religious Organization on the consent of age for child marriages.

In the media release issued this morning by Stake President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Emrol Gould, states that the Church did not participate in the recent meeting with the IRO at which the issue of child marriage and the retention of laws were discussed.

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The release went on to say they never communicated any view on the issue to the Executive Committee of the IRO either before, or after the meeting.

Emrol Gould said one of the tenets of the Church is that “marriage between a man and a woman is ordained

of God believes that marriage is a pledge and a solemn covenant, between them and God, which should be

entered by two willing and mature individuals.