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Trinity Western case a nuanced look at scope of religious freedom | Heather MacIvor

Wednesday, June 27, 2018 @ 1:12 PM | By Heather MacIvor

On June 15 the Supreme Court of Canada approved the refusal by two law societies to accredit graduates of a proposed law school at Trinity Western University (TWU) in British Columbia. Students and faculty at the private evangelical Christian school are required to sign a “community covenant agreement,” pledging to “voluntarily abstain” from “sexual intimacy that violates the sacredness of marriage between a man and a woman.” Violations of the covenant can result in suspension or expulsion.

The law societies in Ontario and British Columbia condemned...