I have a 17 year old daughter who is a member of the Mormon church. Her father is also a member. She will be choosing to marry soon, and I am terrified that I will not be there to hold her hand. Adjust her veil. And watch her exchange her vows. So I have to ask. Is there any harm in encouraging theses kids to choose a civil union in a public place? With temple covenants to be made later??? Just a short statement from the prophet making this an acceptable social choice is all that is needed! Please consider this for me, my family and the millions of mixed faith Mormon families in the world!