Five students at
Brigham Young University who took part in last month's
Equality Ride protests will be reprimanded but
not expelled. During the Soulforce Equality
Ride's stop in Utah, more than two dozen college-age
participants in the cross-country gay Christian protest were
arrested, along with the parents of ride codirector Jacob Reitan.
The BYU Honor Code Office conducted an
investigation of five students at the Mormon-run
university who participated in the Equality Ride
demonstrations. Four were among the 29 people arrested,
and the fifth was involved in a protest outside the
university's grounds. While the BYU honor code
does not prohibit gay students from attending the
school, it does forbid students from advocating a "gay
lifestyle," and all five students could have faced
expulsion. Instead, BYU announced that the students
will be placed on probation. (Sirius OutQ News)
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