|Members of the Law Society of B.C. voted on a resolution that declares|
'the proposed law school at Trinity Western University is not an approved
faculty of law for the purpose of the Law Society's admission program.'
Victoria lawyer Michael Mulligan says more than 8,000 of the society's 13,530 members voted.
The final decision is up to the law society's board of governors, known as benchers. They are expected to ratify the decision on Friday.
Members of the society triggered a non-binding vote earlier this year that overturned a decision by the society's board of governors to accredit Trinity Western's new law school in the Fraser Valley.
As a result of that, in June the law society said members would vote on a resolution that declares "the proposed law school at Trinity Western University is not an approved faculty of law for the purpose of the Law Society's admission program."
|Law Society of B.C. seal|
Needs to be redesigned to say "The Anti-Christian Law Society of BC"
Critics say the policy is discriminatory against people in LGBT relationships.
The Law Society of Upper Canada in Ontario has voted against approving the law school and the Nova Scotia Barristers' Society has granted conditional acceptance if the school changes the covenant for law students or allows them to opt out.
Trinity Western is legally challenging those decisions in court.
This is a shameful and blatant exercise in anti-Christian bias. There are many Christian lawyers in Canada today and I have never seen or heard of a single complaint against one because of his/her faith.
So all students who want to study law in a comfortable, moral, Christian environment will be unable to because of the possibility of discriminating against LGBT students. There are no LGBT students at Trinity Western! The last thing LGBT students want to do is go to a Christian school, unless they are specifically trying to make a point.
So, while there is a possibility of discrimination, the likelihood of actual discrimination happening is very close to zero. The law societies themselves are discriminating far more the TWU ever would. Their anti-Christian bias is stinking up the whole Fraser Valley.
This is another step in the increasing anti-Christian bias in BC. It would not be surprising to see other societies pull their accreditation from TWU. That might destroy the only University in BC that practices a moral code. Does everyone else just feel guilty, or what?