BYU clarifies code on homosexuality

Homosexual orientation no longer a violation
Brigham Young University, the large flagship university of the Mormon Church, has changed its honor code and will no longer list homosexual orientation or “feelings” as violations.

While gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender activists are claiming victory, the school, based in Provo, Utah, says it has merely “clarified” a section of the honor code. The amended code says: “One’s stated sexual orientation is not an Honor Code issue,” and “Brigham Young University will respond to homosexual behavior rather than to feelings or orientation and welcomes as full members of the university community all whose behavior meets university standards.”

However, acting on one’s homosexuality through sexual intimacy, giving expression to homosexual feelings and advocating for homosexual behavior are still violations of the code and grounds for expulsion at Brigham Young.


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