TOP COURT TO RULE ON AC­CRED­I­TA­TION OF CHRIS­TIAN LAW SCHOOL

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The Supreme Court of Canada is set to re­lease its de­ci­sion Friday on whether law so­ci­eties have the right to deny ac­cred­i­ta­tion to a pro­posed law school at a Chris­tian uni­ver­sity in Bri­tish Columbia. The Law So­ci­ety of Up­per Canada, which reg­u­lates the le­gal pro­fes­sion in On­tario, and the Law So­ci­ety of B.C. have said they would not li­cense grad­u­ates from Trin­ity Western Uni­ver­sity be­cause it re­quires

all reg­is­ter­ing stu­dents to agree to a so-called com­mu­nity covenant that pro­hibits sex out­side het­ero­sex­ual mar­riage. The so­ci­eties say the covenant amounts to dis­crim­i­na­tion. The Court of Ap­peal for On­tario up­held the re­jec­tion, while B.C.’s top court sided with the uni­ver­sity, say­ing the reg­u­la­tor im­posed its views on a mi­nor­ity “in a man­ner that is in it­self in­tol­er­ant and il­lib­eral.”

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