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Big 12 Controversy Poses Questions for BYU and LGBT Advocates, but not Necessarily Constitutional Ones

posted on August 10, 2016

The Salt Lake Tribune’s Peggy Fletcher Stack writes, “All sides agree that discrimination is at the root of the battle over whether Brigham Young University should be excluded from the Big 12 athletic conference over the Provo school’s gay policies.” BYU maintains that overturning its ban on homosexual behavior would be a violation of its religious freedom. LGBT activists claim the same policies discriminate against their community. Stack writes, “The private school has ‘no right to join’ the Power Five conference, says Lynn Wardle, a church-state scholar and a professor at BYU’s law school. ‘It’s a free-association issue.’”

Read at The Salt Lake Tribune