British Columbia

Law Society of B.C. to appeal Trinity Western decision

The Law Society of British Columbia intends to appeal a decision that found it must recognize future lawyers from a Christian law school.

Last week court ruled decision not to recognize Trinity law school grads "unreasonable"

The B.C. Law Society intends to appeal last week's decision that found it must recognize future lawyers from Trinity Western University. (CBC)

The Law Society of British Columbia intends to appeal last week's decision that found it must recognize future lawyers from a Christian law school.

The B.C. Appeal Court ruled last week the society's decision not to recognize graduates from Trinity Western University's proposed law school is "unreasonable."

Now, the law society is seeking leave to appeal the ruling to the Supreme Court of Canada, arguing that the decision is a matter of national significance.

The dispute stems from the university's controversial community covenant that bans sexual intimacy outside of heterosexual marriage, which the law society has argued discriminates against LGBTQ people. 

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