Discrimination complaint against BYU dismissed; appeals process adjusted

FILE - This April 19, 2016, file photo, shows a welcome sign to Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. Brigham Young University found out Thursday, Aug. 4, 2016, that federal authorities will investigate the campus process for handling reports of sexual assault. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)
The American Bar Association rejected FreeBYU’s complaint against the BYU Law School over an issue regarding religious freedom. (AP Photo)


The American Bar Association rejected FreeBYU’s complaint alleging religious freedom issues against the BYU Law School.

BYU has adjusted the appeals process for students who renounce their membership in the LDS Church but want to continue attending BYU. Students who are no longer church members can now choose whether to sign a waiver allowing the university to communicate with the student’s ecclesiastical leader.

University Communications spokeswoman Carri Jenkins said the adjustments had no relation to the recent complaint filed a group called FreeBYU that made claims of religious discrimination by the BYU Law School. That complaint has since been dismissed by the American Bar Association.

Both the Salt Lake Tribune and the Deseret News have published articles on the developments.


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