BYU Changes Honor Code After Complaint of Religious Discrimination

After FreeBYU filed a religious discrimination complaint against Brigham Young University with the American Bar Association last fall, BYU adjusted its Honor Code.

FreeBYU claims that BYU's law school "discriminates against non-LDS students, faculty, and staff who were formerly affiliated with the LDS Church" and urged BYU to update the Honor Code to "allow LDS students to change their personal religious beliefs without being expelled from the University," according to Fox 13 News.

FreeBYU says the university adjusted their Honor Code three weeks after the ABA acknowledged the complaint.

Now, those who attend BYU and observe the Honor Code can get an exception from the requirement to get an ecclesiastical endorsement, and exceptional or extenuating circumstances are no longer required to receive an exception.

These changes only apply to BYU Provo.

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