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Stanford Mocks BYU's Anti-LGBTQ+ Policies in 'Gay Chicken' Skit

Stanford University has apologized for a skit performed by its band at Saturday’s football game against Brigham Young University (BYU) at Stanford Stadium in Palo Alto.The band, officially known as the Leland Stanford Junior University Marching Band (LSJUMB), performed a halftime skit entitled “gay chicken” that featured two women getting married and kissing, and using terms common in marriages performed by the Mormon church.BYU is ran by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. While the university repealed a ban on homosexuality a couple of years ago, the school still prohibits same-sex dating. “The Leland Stanford Junior University Marching Band (LSJUMB) has a long history of lighthearted and satirical halftime performances,” the Stanford Athletic Department said in a statement to local KSL Sports and BYU student newspaper Universe.