- Associated Press - Thursday, October 6, 2016

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - The University of Utah is scrapping a question on an exercise for English-language learners that asks why gay marriage should be prohibited.

The Salt Lake Tribune reports (https://bit.ly/2dvFrK2 ) a student from the college’s English Language Institute flagged it to the newspaper after being shocked by the question. The exercise, designed to teach argument skills, gives three answers to choose from. One of them is: “Gay marriage is disgusting.”

Another one says: “Societies should promote traditional marriage as the ideal environment for children.”

University spokeswoman Maria O’Mara says the exercise was created years ago by an instructor no longer at the college. O’Mara says the question will be eliminated from the course packet, which needs to be updated.

Utah’s gay marriage ban was struck down in 2013. The U.S. Supreme Court declared same-sex marriage legal across the country in 2015.


Information from: The Salt Lake Tribune, https://www.sltrib.com

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