Permit students to hold hands without threat of suspension or expulsion
  • Petitioned Brigham Young University Campuses

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Brigham Young University Campuses

Permit students to hold hands without threat of suspension or expulsion

    1. Sara Long
    2. Petition by

      Sara Long

      Portland, OR

A significant part of healthy student life on campus is the ability to form beneficial and positive relationships with other students, regardless of gender. In many cases these beneficial relationships can last a lifetime. Holding hands, a physical expression of friendship, appreciation, and closeness with other students, should not be forbidden.

To:
Brigham Young University Campuses
We, the undersigned, ask that Brigham Young University campuses adopt a policy permitting all students to be able to hold hands regardless of gender.

A student was reported as having held hands with another student of the same gender. The student was suspended for the remainder of the semester.

We ask for a policy change and to restore this student's ability to attend the university.

Sincerely,
[Your name]

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    • Nikki Hansen MINNEAPOLIS, MN
      • over 1 year ago

      Whatever happened to "judge not, lest ye be judged?" Handholding is innocent and playful. Do we not encourage healthy, trusting relationships in Mormon culture?

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    • Gregory Clark SALT LAKE CITY, UT
      • over 1 year ago

      Love is love. It's that simple. If God loves all His children unconditionally, why shouldn't they love each other?

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    • Derrick Clements PROVO, UT
      • over 1 year ago

      Because as a BYU student, I want my school to be rid of discrimination.

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    • Gretta Whalen LOS ANGELES, CA
      • over 1 year ago

      Because I went to BYU, and I think there is always room for improvement.

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    • Kadyn Ward POCATELLO, ID
      • over 1 year ago

      Because the rhetoric of equality must be met with action. If the same standards of chastity are expected of gay students that are expected of straight ones, as the Church has stated, then they ought to also enjoy the same freedoms. Love should never be shameful, but bold.

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