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Last week, after some back and forth, Brigham Young University doubled down on a campus policy forbidding any romantic behavior between students of the same gender. And the decision has left some LGBT students wondering if they should transfer schools. 

Photo of students holding signs and waving flags outside the church headquarters
Lee Hale / KUER

In mid-February, Brigham Young University administrators quietly removed a section from the school’s honor code titled “homosexual behavior,” and many students celebrated it as a move in the right direction. It seemed that this change would allow gay students to openly date and show affection. 

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Wednesday evening, Mar. 4, 2020

BYU honor code rally photo.
Kelsie Moore/KUER

This week the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints made changes to its official handbook, which provides guidance on church policy. There was also an update to BYU’s Honor Code, and both have a lot of implications for the LGBT Mormon community, especially transgender church members and gay students. KUER’s Caroline Ballard spoke with religion reporter Lee Hale about the reaction from church leaders and members.

BYU honor code rally photo.
Kelsie Moore/KUER

Wednesday evening, Feb. 19, 2020

Photo of the lead actor in "The Killing of Two Lovers" film standing outside in front of a red truck and a pile of branches on the ground.
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Since Robert Machoian moved to Utah four years ago, he said he’s been thinking a lot about moral conflicts. That is, he’s become increasingly aware of how people navigate wanting to do the right thing and living according to their values, but so often run into challenges as they confront others who don’t share their view of the world.

Renee Bright / KUER

Mormon culture influences nearly every aspect of life in Utah. But these days, many long-held values are being challenged, even by the faithful. KUER’s series “Latter-day” examines how Mormon culture is — and isn’t — changing in response.

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Renee Bright / KUER

Mormon culture influences nearly every aspect of life in Utah. But these days many long-held values are being challenged, even by the faithful. KUER’s series “Latter-day” examines how Mormon culture is — and isn’t — changing in response.

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Daysha Eaton / KUER

Brigham Young University quietly announced this week that the school plans to make its Honor Code Office more transparent, signaling a change that follows a campus protest in April that garnered national attention.

BYU valedictorian Matt Easton at the podium.
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During his graduation speech Friday, Brigham Young University valedictorian, Matt Easton, told his classmates  “I have come to terms, not with who I thought I should be, but who the Lord has made me to be.”

BYU honor code rally photo.
Kelsie Moore / KUER

Hundreds of people turned out to protest Friday on the campus of Brigham Young University in Provo. The school is sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Daysha Eaton / KUER

 

Sidney Draughon’s first brush with Brigham Young University’s Honor Code Office came out of nowhere in 2015.

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The Utah Department of Public Safety plans to revoke the certification of Brigham Young University's police force after an allegation of a botched sexual assault investigation.

Renee Bright / KUER

Utahns love candy and not just during the holidays. They eat more per capita than any other state — and some of that candy is made here. Salt water taffy seems to get the most attention, but there's another candy with much truer Utah roots.

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M. Russell Ballard, an apostle for the LDS church, spoke to BYU students on Tuesday about the need for a more inclusive environment for LGBT Mormons.

Lee Hale / KUER

Fans of Brigham Young University’s Classical 89 will have to say goodbye to the station next June. The university is shaking up it’s programing in favor of self-produced content.

Kelsie Moore / KUER


For over 50 years if you wanted to get a caffeinated soda on Brigham Young University campus in Provo, you were out of luck. Until now.

Whittney Evans

Brigham Young University has formalized a new policy that provides amnesty to victims or witnesses of sexual assault. The university’s Advisory Council on Campus Response to Sexual Assault recommended the policy last October.

The Salt Lake Tribune

Reporting led by journalists at The Salt Lake Tribune helped spur major reforms at Utah colleges and universities this past year. Administrators and policy makers are now rethinking how allegations of sexual assault are handled on college campuses.

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Brigham Young University will no longer investigate alleged victims of sexual assault for violating the schools strict code of conduct. The school announced Wednesday, it’s changing its policies.

Madeline MacDonald

The federal government is investigating Brigham Young University for potentially violating federal equity laws related to sexual assault reporting. Meanwhile, another alleged sexual assault victim has withdrawn from the school.

BYU Football Officials Open Up About Move To Big XII

Jun 30, 2016
Brian Grimmett

Brigham Young University Athletic Director Tom Holmoe spoke about the prospects of the school joining the BIG 12 at their annual football media day Thursday.

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Research on airline near misses by Brigham Young and Georgetown Universities finds there is still room for improvement in the generally very safe industry. 

BYU Introduces New Football Head Coach Kalani Sitake

Dec 21, 2015
Brian Grimmett

Brigham Young University officially introduced Kalani Sitake as their new head football coach Monday.

Brian Grimmett

The University of Utah football team held off a late surging Brigham Young University at the Royal Purple Las Vegas bowl over the weekend to win 35 to 28. But beyond the final score, the game represents the different directions these two football programs are heading.

BYU, Utah Ready To Reignite Football Rivalry

Dec 18, 2015
Brian Grimmett

After a short sabbatical, the Holy War between the University of Utah and Brigham Young University football teams will be reignited in Sin City on Saturday. KUER’s Brian Grimmett is in Las Vegas and reports on how the teams are gearing up for their first ever meeting in a bowl game.

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Utahns want their voices to be heard during the Paris climate talks. They include Mormons whose church has been silent about a problem they see as a moral issue.

FLickr: Ken Lund

During the annual BYU Football media day on Wednesday, head coach Bronco Mendenhall gave his take on the state of the Cougars program as it enters its fifth year as an independent.

Mark A. Philbrick

Five Brigham Young University engineering students have built a lightweight and low cost motorized wheelchair for children with diseases such as muscular dystrophy.

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