Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Anti-Gay University Wins Legal Battle in Nova Scotia, Canada

(CANADA) Nova Scotia's highest court has upheld a decision to allow future graduates of a conservative and controversial law school to practise in the province. The Nova Scotia Court of Appeal decision released Tuesday rules in favour of the proposed law school at Trinity Western University in Langley, B.C. The private, Christian university had been turned down by the Nova Scotia Barristers' Society in 2014 because it requires students and staff to abide by a community covenant. The covenant says students must abstain from sexual intimacy that violates the "sacredness of marriage between a man and a woman." The barristers' society said that covenant violates the Charter of Rights with regards to sexual orientation and so it refused accreditation to graduates. READ MORE