The BC Supreme Court has ruled in favour of Trinity Western University in a case that centred on the Langley school’s policy against same-sex relationships.
The Law Society of BC had voted last year not to recognize the school’s law grads because of a covenant all students had to sign that forbids sexual intimacy outside heterosexual marriage. That meant the grads wouldn’t be able to practise law in this province.
The school took the case to court and a judge has now ruled in its favour.
Special advisory Guy Staffold says tells CKNW’s Simi Sara that people don’t understand the covenant.
“The issue of sexual orientation is not something we inquire about, so we think there has been a misunderstanding of our policy and its implications. In particular, there has been a failure to consider the issues of freedom of religion, which are very important to us.”
The society’s president says the group is reviewing the judgment and going over what to do next.