British Columbia Ends Approval of Christian Law School

December 12, 2014

The government of British Columbia has ended its approval of a new law school at Trinity Western University, following votes by several provincial legal societies not to recognize graduates of the law school, The Globe and Mail reported. The legal societies are denying recognition because Trinity Western bars students and faculty members from any sexual relationships outside of heterosexual marriage, a rule that critics say constitutes anti-gay discrimination that violates civil rights principles. Trinity Western maintains that, as a Christian university, it is entitled to enforce rules that relate to its faith. The university says that it remains committed to the law school and is considering its options.


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