Mormon women asked to wear pants to church

SALT LAKE CITY - For the second year in a row, a Mormon group is asking women to wear pants to church on an upcoming Sunday in mid-December -- this time as a show of support for inclusiveness.
The first "Wear Pants to Church Day" was held in December 2012 to show solidarity for women's equality. Organizer Nancy Ross said the goal of this year's event, set for Dec. 15, is to encourage The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to continue to grow more progressive and inclusive. They are also inviting men and women to wear purple.
Women commonly wear dresses or skirts to worship services, but the LDS church does not prohibit women from wearing pants to church. Church members are only encouraged to wear their best clothing as a "sign of respect for the savior."
Ross said her group thinks some people feel excluded at church, including feminists or gays and lesbians.

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