Trinity Western loses fight for Christian law school
Trinity Western University has lost its legal battle for a new evangelical Christian law school, with a Supreme Court of Canada ruling today that calls it "proportionate and reasonable" to limit religious rights in order to ensure open access for LGBT students.
In a pair of 7-2 rulings, the majority of justices found the law societies of British Columbia and Ontario have the power to refuse accreditation based on TWU's so-called "community covenant."
The mandatory agreement binds students to a strict code of conduct, including abstaining from sex outside of heterosexual marriage.
More to come.