Trinity Western University loses before Supreme Court of Canada

Posted on June 18, 2018 
Filed under Culture wars

“Trinity Western University, an evangelical tertiary institution in British Columbia, has lost two cases it had brought protesting the decision of two Canadian Provincial Law Societies to not authorise graduates of their proposed Law School as able to practice in the Provinces.

The reason for the denial of accreditation was that TWU requires students and staff to agree to a Community Covenant Agreement, which undertakes (among other things) that they will not engage while studying or working at TWU in ‘sexual intimacy that violates the sacredness of marriage between a man and a woman’. …”

– At Law and Religion Australia, Neil Foster provides his analysis of the decisions.

Related: Supreme Court of Canada strikes a blow against religious freedom.