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Brigham Young U Eases Rules on ‘Homosexual Behavior’



Brigham Young University (BYU) in Utah has eased rules on ‘homosexual behavior’, reported the Associated Press.

The university, owned by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, revised an earlier rule that banned any behavior that reflected “homosexual feelings.” The religious institution, widely known as the Mormon church, teaches its members that being gay isn’t a sin, but engaging in same-sex intimacy is.

BYU’s revisions to what the college calls its honor code don’t change the faith’s opposition to same-sex relationships or gay marriage. University spokeswoman Carri Jenkins told the AP that the updated version of the code aligns with a new handbook of rules unveiled by the Mormon church.

She didn’t give a reason for the change, saying only that the changes removed “prescriptive language” and “kept the focus on the principles of the Honor Code, which have not changed.”

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