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After BYU Honor Code Change, LDS Church Now Says Same-Sex Relationships Are “Not Compatible” with the Faith’s Rulesposted on March 5, 2020
The Salt Lake Tribune’s Courtney Tanner, Erin Alberty, and Peggy Fletcher Stack report, “Despite removing the section on ‘homosexual behavior’ from its Honor Code last month, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has clarified for the first time that same-sex romantic behavior is still ‘not compatible’ with the rules at Brigham Young University.” On Wednesday, Paul. V. Johnson, commissioner of the Church Educational System which oversees BYU, released a statement saying, “Same-sex romantic behavior cannot lead to eternal marriage and is therefore not compatible with the principles included in the Honor Code.” The removal of the section had given LGBTQ students hope, as students reported that Honor Code staff had told them gay relationships were now accepted on campus. “We felt like we finally had a place and then they ripped it away again,” said Katie Guerrero, a BYU junior.