110 years ago today - Mar 9, 1912

Since the door of plural marriage has been closed to members of the Church by congressional law, declared constitutional by the Supreme Court of the United States, the opportunities afforded our sisters, and especially widows sealed to their deceased husbands, to marry, have become greatly [r]educed, and the consequences are that some of our sisters are being persuaded to form matrimonial alliances with non-members of the Church, a thing with very much regret. But inasmuch as the condition of things exists and cannot be modified or changed, we feel that such unions should not affect the fellowship of persons like the sister referred to in yours of the 6th inst.

[First Presidency, Letter to Earl S. Greenwood, as quoted in Minutes of the Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1835-1951, Electronic Edition, 2015]

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