Following policy change, BYU clarifies: Gay relationships aren’t allowed on campus

Mar 20, 2020 by

Same-sex activity ‘not compatible’ with church teaching, says elder

Brigham Young University has clarified that homosexual activity is not permitted on its campus, appearing to reverse itself after an institutional policy change seemingly permitted LGBT relationships at the Provo, Utah universty.

The school’s recent revision of its honor code concerning homosexuality, a decision which promulgated from the leadership of the church’s educational wing, generated both celebration and pushback from students on campus, with LGBT activists praising the decision and more traditionally minded students protesting it.

The university, owned by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, has a well-documented history of strict honor code regulations, including bans on facial hair, same sex dating, and premarital sex.

The honor code that held until the middle of last month specifically banned “all forms of physical intimacy that give expression to homosexual feelings.” The updated version, released Feb. 19th, removed that statement; now it simply promotes abstinence from sex outside out of the bounds of marriage “between a man and a woman” without codifying a ban on homosexual behavior itself.

Source: Following policy change, BYU clarifies: Gay relationships aren’t allowed on campus | The College Fix

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