Students at Brigham Young University have gathered to protest the school’s turn about on same-sex relationships. Just weeks after tossing out a university code of conduct rule that banned homosexual relationships, the school released a statement saying that same-sex relationships were still prohibited by the school’s “moral standards.”
SFGate reports that Caroline McKenzie, a 23-year-old bisexual music major, joined in the protest in anger. She’d begun dating a woman not long after BYU changed its so-called “honor code.” Students who engage in homosexual behavior are subject to expulsion.
“It’s psychologically damaging,” said McKenzie.”It has been a roller coaster the last couple of weeks. This last Wednesday pretty much destroyed me. It felt like I was drowning again.”
McKenzie joined several hundred protesters outside the headquarters for the Church of Latter-Day Saints, the religious organization which owns Brigham Young University. She carried a sign that read “My family doesn’t want me, now my school? BYU is home.”