The lds church rolled back its 2015 policy that restricted baptizing children of gay couples and was criticized as penalizing kids. The law of chastity of the church of jesus christ of latter-day saints (lds church) states that sexual relations are proper only between a man and a woman who are legally and lawfully wedded as husband and wife. In principle, this commandment forbids all same-sex sexual behavior (whether intra-marriage or extramarital). Homosexuality-related violations of the law of chastity may result in church discipline. The church of jesus christ of latter-day saints reversed a policy thursday and will now allow children of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender parents to be blessed as infants and baptized as. Children of parents who identify themselves as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender may now be blessed as infants and baptized. The 2015 policy had divided the church, and many members felt it. the church reversed policies barring children of same-sex couples from important religious practices and said it would no longer label those in same-sex marriages as apostates. Oaks announced that children of parents who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender may be baptized without first presidency approval. The church of jesus christ of latter-day saints is reversing its policies regarding blessings and baptisms forchildren with parents who identify as a part of the lgbtq community,and same-sex. Children of parents who identify themselves as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender may now be blessed as infants and baptized in the church of jesus christ of latter-day saints without first presidency approval, president dallin h. In addition, the church will no longer characterize same-gender marriage by a church member as apostasy for. Todd christofferson of the quorum of the twelve apostles reaffirmed the churchs position on marriage and outlined handbook changes in church policy affecting same-sex couples and their children. the lds church has been politically active on issues related to same-sex marriage and religious liberty. The church and its allies worked on a political compromise with gay rights advocates in.