PROVO, Utah — Brigham Young University appears to have quietly deleted the online section of its strict Honor Code titled “Homosexual Behavior,” which banned students and staff from “all forms of physical intimacy” between members of the same sex, The Salt Lake Tribune reports.
The change was first noted by observers on social media and then confirmed by The Salt Lake Tribune. When comparing the previous text of the code to the updated version now on the school’s website, the most marked change was the missing section on gay relationships
The conservative university, owned by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, has not responded to requests for comment on the action or why it was done. Regardless, the move is surprising for the institution.