Ban BYU from NCAA for Sexual Orientation Discrimination

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Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah has recently updated its "Honor Code" (school rules) to remove any language that can be seen as discriminatory against sexual orientations other than the traditional binary heterosexual male and female. It is a farce to maintain their eligibility in NCAA (as well as to gain entrance into other organizations such as Big-12) and their prominence in the academic world. 

"As a core value, the NCAA believes in and is committed to an inclusive culture that fosters equitable participation for student-athletes and career opportunities for coaches and administrators from diverse backgrounds." This is a direct quote from the NCAA Nondiscrimination Policy Guide Published in August of 2018. 

"Support LGBTQ events on your campus (for example, National Coming Out Day; Day of Silence, LGBTQ Pride Week) by encouraging student-athletes and athletics personnel to attend the events. Just standing in solidarity alongside LGBTQ students and allies will speak volumes with regard to your support and may encourage them to attend more athletics events. If your institution has an LGBT Resource Center, they can provide a calendar of events." Another Direct Quote from an NCAA website;

http://www.ncaa.org/sport-science-institute/mind-body-and-sport-harassment-and-discrimination-lgbtq-student-athletes 

It has been made undoubtedly clear by Paul V. Johnson, Commissioner of the Church Education System that this is not the stance at Brigham Young University, or, any of the mormon church's schools, in a statement released on March 4, 2020. "Same-sex romantic behavior cannot lead to eternal marriage and is therefore not compatible with the principles included in the Honor Code". To read his entire letter, go to;

https://universe.byu.edu/2020/03/04/ces-letter-addresses-byu-honor-code-updates/ 

I am a BYU Provo Alumni. I am embarrassed that I have a degree from them and am saddened by their consistent discriminatory policies. This is not new at BYU or church schools. BYU needs to change their policies or be removed from not only NCAA but other organizations that set themselves apart as non-discriminatory.