As reported by CBC News on April 25, a recent vote by the Law Society of Upper Canada effectively bans graduates from a Christian university from practicing law. The society voted 28 to 21 against the accreditation of Trinity Western University’s proposed new law school in British Columbia, which means that graduates would not be able to practice in Ontario. At issue seems to be the school’s commitment to “the sacredness of marriage between a man and a woman.”
CBC News reports:
“Benchers took this issue very seriously, and did not find it easy to reach a decision,” said the Law Society of Upper Canada’s treasurer, in a written statement.
“As members of the legal profession, we recognize the entrenched values of Canada’s Charter of Rights and Freedoms, and Ontario’s Human Rights Code, including the right of equality and the right to freedom of religion, and the foundational nature of those rights to our democracy.”
Trinity Western University students must sign a strict Christian covenant governing behaviour, including abstaining from sexual intimacy “that violates the sacredness of marriage between a man and a woman.”
Critics say the covenant essentially bans anyone in a gay relationship from enrolling in the school.
Earlier this month, the West Coast Legal Education Action Fund, a non-profit organization founded to ensure women’s equality rights under the law, argued against the university law school’s accreditation in B.C.”
Read more here.
Don’t all proper Lefties worship at the dual shrines of Tolerance and Diversity – unless you dare differ from their anointed script? Is this what happens when the definition of marriage changes and dissent is no longer “tolerated”/becomes a crime? Do you think it’s limited to Canada, or is this the first domino?
This post by yours truly appeared previously in BuzzPo and Positively Republican!