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BYU won't expel
students who joined Equality Ride protest

BYU won't expel
students who joined Equality Ride protest

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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