Victoria, Canada, Dec 16, 2015 / 03:06 am
A British Columbia Supreme Court judge has reversed a decision by the province's law society that would have banned graduates of a Christian law school from practicing law in the province.
The Law Society of British Columbia (LSBC) originally agreed to recognize graduates of the proposed law school at Trinity Western University (TWU), the largest Christian university in Canada, in April 2014.
They reversed their decision in October 2014 with a vote of the members of LSBC, citing as the reason a covenant that all TWU students sign promising they will not have sex outside of a marriage between a man and a woman, as well as uphold other biblical ideals.
Of the approximately 13,000 members of LSBC, 74 percent voted to deny accreditation to TWU graduates.