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dc.contributor.advisorPetrey, Taylor G., 1976-
dc.contributor.authorCain, Emily M.
dc.descriptioniii, 70 p.en_US
dc.description.abstractIn 2007, Brigham Young University, the official university of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, changed their honor code to state that while students must remain chaste and refrain from any physical expression of same-sex attraction, a person’s stated attraction to the same gender is not a violation of the honor code. In the context of that change, the author interviewed four BYU students in order to explore the reasons some people choose to identify as both gay and Mormon, and the ways that they reconcile the two identities. Their experiences are instructive to anyone who wishes to gain insight into the relationship between homosexuality and conservative Christian groups, as well as the ways that members of a religion who fall outside the socially accepted norm of their tradition negotiate and construct their identities.en_US
dc.publisherKalamazoo, Mich. : Kalamazoo Collegeen_US
dc.relation.ispartofKalamazoo College Religion Senior Individualized Projects Collection
dc.rightsU.S. copyright laws protect this material. Commercial use or distribution of this material is not permitted without prior written permission of the copyright holder.
dc.titleUnderstanding Same-Gender Attraction : A Mormon Exampleen_US
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