Wednesday, April 18, 2007

BYU’s policy : Do ask, do tell, don’t do...

Inside Higher Ed: Brigham Young OK With Gays Who Don't Have Sex:

Brigham Young University has revised its policy on homosexuality, such that gay students would no longer be in violation of the university’s honor code for “advocacy of a homosexual lifestyle (whether implied or explicit),” The Salt Lake Tribune reported. However, gay students still would be in violation if they ever had sex. The new policy states that “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.... One’s stated sexual orientation is not an Honor Code issue.” ” Equality Ride, a bus tour designed to draw attention to some colleges’ anti-gay bias, recently visited Brigham Young’s main campus, in Utah, and the university’s Idaho campus. Gay rights groups welcomed the changes at Brigham Young but stressed that they did not amount to equality. Will Carson, policy and strategy coordinator for Equality Utah, said, “BYU’s policy can now be summarized as ‘Do ask, do tell, don’t do.’

Kind of like gay Conservative rabbis?

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