Canada’s Largest Private Christian University Drops Ban on Same-Sex Relationships

A university spokesperson said that while students will no longer be required to sign the covenant, faculty, staff and administrators will still have to sign it.  The decision comes after the Supreme Court of Canada upheld the denial of accreditation to the university’s proposed law school due to concerns about discrimination against LGBTQ students. The court found that the Law Society of Upper Canada “was entitled to conclude that equal access to the legal profession, diversity within the bar, and preventing harm to LGBTQ law students were all within the scope of its duty to uphold the public interest.”  Michael Mulligan, an attorney who pushed to have TWU discredited, called the school’s decision “a very positive move,” but warned that if teachers and staff are still required to sign the covenant, it could still pose a threat to accreditation.

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