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Iowa State Students Slam Big 12 over BYU Addition Citing 'History of Homophobia'

The Iowa State Student Government issued a resolution criticizing the Big 12's decision to invite BYU into the conference because of the school's "clear history of homophobia that continues to persist to this day."

The group said that "members of the LGBTQIA+ community have been left completely shut out" of the decision-making process, per the Ames Tribune's Danielle Gehr.

Iowa State responded to its student leaders by saying BYU, Cincinnati, Houston and UCF were all "fully vetted and are in good standing" with the NCAA.

BYU was founded by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and its namesake (Brigham Young) followed Joseph Smith as the religion's president from 1847-77.