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Brigham Young University will allow same-sex couples to compete in a national ballroom dance competition hosted by the school, a move that goes against the institution's code against gay relationships, officials said.
BYU was required to lift its ban on same-sex couples competing in the US National Amateur DanceSport Championships, according to The Salt Lake Tribune.
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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, which states: 'Brigham Young University will respond to homosexual behavior rather than to feelings or attraction and welcomes as full members of the university community all whose behavior meets university standards.
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'Members of the university community can remain in good Honor Code standing if they conduct their lives in a manner consistent with gospel principles and the Honor Code.
'One's stated same-gender attraction is not an Honor Code issue. However, the Honor Code requires all members of the university community to manifest a strict commitment to the law of chastity....
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