BYU to allow same-sex partners in ballroom competition

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PROVO (AP) – Brigham Young University has announced it will allow same-sex couples to compete in an annual ballroom dance competition hosted by the Utah school.

The Salt Lake Tribune reports BYU was required to lift its ban on same-sex couples competing in the U.S. National Amateur DanceSport Championships. The Provo university owned by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has hosted the competition since at least 1997.

The change goes against BYU’s Honor Code forbidding gay relationships. The National Dance Council of America revised its policy in September to allow same-sex and gender-neutral couples to compete alongside opposite-sex couples.

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  • Judy Jordan January 22, 2020 at 6:05 am Reply

    Yay! Dancing is so much fun… to be enjoyed by all.

  • J January 22, 2020 at 11:35 am Reply

    And the gay mafia strikes again.

  • Sherrie January 22, 2020 at 1:11 pm Reply

    Just because the American dance Council changed their policy does not mean BYU’s honor code should be changed I know we are to be kind and tolerant having several same gender Attraction family members who I love this is just my opinion but the dance competition could be done elsewhere without affiliation to the Church of Jesus Christ of latter day Saints I just feel it’s more important to Stand for what we believe in with kindness and love but obedient to theTo the Lord’s command one woman one man

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