TWU Loses Law School Fight

By June 10, 2014Faith, Valley News

MacLean’s Magazine is reporting that the Law Society of BC has voted to turn down the application by Trinity Western University (TWU) in Langley to open a law school.

Trinity Western University President spoke at the Special General Meeting of the Law Society of British Columbia Tuesday.

[excerpt] Lawyers in British Columbia have rejected a Christian university’s plans to open a law school — a result that, while not binding, represents a strong rebuke of the school’s policies forbidding sex outside heterosexual marriage.

The vote is the latest setback for Trinity Western University, a school with about 4,000 students in B.C.’s Fraser Valley, and is sure to amplify an ongoing debate over the rights of a private institution to impose its religious views about homosexuality on students.

The university, which plans to open a law school in the fall of 2016, requires students to sign a so-called community covenant. The document includes a passage that forbids sex outside of marriage, defined as between a man and a woman, and students can be disciplined for violating it.

Watch this space for more details.

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  • Observation says:

    The right decision was made. We live in a secular society, and while sure there is absolutely a place for faith but there must not ever be a space for discrimination.

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