Anti- gay and lesbian law school gets the preliminary go-ahead

Thursday, December 19, 2013

On Monday, Dec. 16th, 2013 the Federation of Law Societies of Canada released a decision recommending approval of Trinity Western University’s proposed law school, which requires students, staff and faculty to sign a covenant agreeing to abstain from intimacy the violates marriage between a man and a woman.  Here you can find the Special Advisory Group's report, and the Federation's final decision.

Professor Elaine Craig of Schulich School of Law at Dalhousie yesterday penned this op-ed, decrying the inequality of a law school that excludes gays and lesbians and calling on provincial law societies (which retain the ultimate power to decide whether or not to admit graduates of TWU to the bar) to answer the question: "
Is it in the public interest for the profession of law to approve an educational institution with policies that discriminate against gays and lesbians?"

An amazing group of law students released this insightful and pithy commentary on the Federation decision.

On Wednesday Dec. 18th the news got worse. The next step in the accreditation process required approval by the Minister of Education in British Columbia, where Trinity Western is located. Minister Virk approved the TWU proposal.

Again, law students rallied to release another compelling commentary.

Here is where you can donate to support the legal action against the decision of the BC Government to approve TWU's law school proposal.
Designed by Rachel Gold.