BYU removed its longtime ban on ‘homosexual behavior,’ but many students still have questions

When LGBTQ students at Brigham Young University caught wind of the change, they ran to the statue of the university’s namesake to celebrate.

Women kissed women and men kissed men on Wednesday, extolling the school’s removal of a longtime ban on “homosexual behavior” in the honor code that had left some students afraid even to hug or hold hands with friends of the same gender.

Then the university took to Twitter to issue a clarification that made many overjoyed students suddenly skeptical of whether the revision meant anything at all.

“Even though we have removed the more prescriptive language, the principles of the Honor Code remain the same,” the university wrote. “The Honor Code Office will handle questions that arise on a case-by-case basis.”

Source: Washington Post

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