It’s been one year since BYU issued a statement that they will not be allowing nor providing any type of endorsement for same-sex couples or same-sex marriage. This statement released by the BYU honor code came as a blow to LGBQT students enrolled at BYU.
Student organizer Baily Luck, a senior put together flyers and organized around fifty students who hiked up the hill with the Y and they stood holding flashlights of different colors for about an hour last night.
BYU and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints have maintained that the definition of marriage remains, a union between a man and a woman. The report on this story originated from KSL News, an organization that is a part of Deseret Media Group, which is also owned by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. News reporter, Ashley Moser, said at the end of the story, “What a beautiful message of inclusion tonight.” Certainly, she is not a spokesperson for the Church, but if KSL news directors are allowing their reporters to cover the stories of peaceful protests against Church policy, it makes us wonder if the Church will be softening their policy like so many other churches have.
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