Canadian law school denied accreditation over commitment to traditional marriage

· June 18, 2018  
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A proposed Christian law school in Canada was denied accreditation in British Columbia and Ontario by the Supreme Court of Canada because its mission statement is “degrading” to LGBTQ people “who feel they have no choice but to attend Trinity Western University’s proposed law school,” LifeNews reported Friday.

Trinity Western University’s undergraduate school currently requires students to sign a commitment to refrain from any sexual activity “that violates the sacredness of marriage between a man and a woman,” the report said. The school policy prompted the law societies of British Columbia and Ontario refused to accredit the proposed law school, a decision that the Canadian Supreme Court upheld Friday.

There are twenty-one law schools in the country of Canada. Why would any aspiring law student, LGBTQ or otherwise, “have no choice” but to attend Trinity Western University?

“Under the Law Society of British Columbia’s governing statute, the only proper purpose of a law faculty approval decision is to ensure the fitness of individual graduates to become members of the legal profession. The LSBC’s decision denying approval to TWU’s proposed law school has a profound impact on the s. 2 (a) rights of the TWU community,” Justices Brown and Côté wrote in dissent.


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Author: Carmel Kookogey