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Supreme Court rules in favour of LGBT rights over religion based challenge
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Supreme Court rules in favour of LGBT rights over religion based challenge

The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled 7-2 in opposition of a challenge by Trinity Western University against the Law Societies of BC and Ontario.

Both legal societies decided not to accredit the Christian University due to a community covenant that binds students to a code of conduct which includes absitinence from sex outside of a heterosexual marriage.

The University claimed that this was an infraction on their religious freedom.

The Court says that, due to the public interest of the law profession, it has the right to promote equality and assure equal acces.

According to the Court, the manditory covenant would deter LGBT students from attending and instill fear in those that do attend.

About Jeff Blagden

News Reporter/ Anchor. Originally from Hamilton, Ontario, Jeff has a background in sports journalism, and radio hosting. He comes most recently from his post as a morning show host in Chetwynd.

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