The Supreme Court of Canada will hear two appeals involving Trinity Western University’s efforts to have graduates from its proposed law school accredited as lawyers.
Trinity Western University et al. v. Law Society of Upper Canada will be heard with Law Society of British Columbia v. Trinity Western University, et al.
The dispute stems from Trinity Western University’s community covenant. Most controversial in the covenant is the requirement to abstain from certain actions, including anything that violates the sanctity of marriage between a man and a woman. It doesn't recognize same-sex marriage and critics say it discriminates against people in the LGBTQ community who are looking to enter the legal profession.