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Law Society to hold binding referendum on Trinity Western

VANCOUVER (NEWS1130) – The Law Society of BC has decided to put the question of whether to pull its accreditation of Trinity Western University’s proposed law school to all of its members.

Benchers have voted in favour of a binding referendum, which must take place before October 30th.

Critics takes issue with a community covenant within the university that they say is discriminatory because it forbids sex outside of heterosexual marriage, requiring students to abstain from “sexual intimacy that violates the sacredness of marriage between a man and a woman.”

Lawyers in this province previously approved accreditation for the school, but some lawyers have expressed outrage because the school requires students and staff to sign a covenant which says they will not engage in homosexual activities.

A motion proposing lawyers immediately reverse their decision failed by a count of nine to 21 of voting benchers.