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Gay activist sues over decision to allow Christian law school

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by J.C. Derrick
Posted 4/15/14, 05:05 pm

Only three days after a new law school at Trinity Western University (TWU) received its latest approval—this time from the Law Society of British Columbia—a potential student has filed suit over the school’s community covenant. That covenant requires students and employees to abstain from “sexual intimacy that violates the sacredness of marriage between a man and a woman.”

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No upheaval on Easter

Religious Liberty | New York City’s ban on churches renting public schools remains in place, but an appeal will allow worship services this Sunday
by Emily Belz
Posted 4/15/14, 03:46 pm

NEW YORK—New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has not yet lifted a ban on churches renting public schools in the city for Sunday worship services, after a court ruling April 3 upheld the Michael Bloomberg-era policy. Despite the ruling, churches meeting in public schools will be able to hold services on Easter Sunday thanks to a forthcoming legal maneuver.

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Canadian law society backs school's religious freedom

Religious Liberty | Country’s first Christian law school moves closer to reality
by J.C. Derrick
Posted 4/11/14, 06:05 pm

The Law Society of British Columbia voted overwhelmingly to approve Canada’s first Christian law school after an emotional hearing Friday that lasted almost three hours.

Trinity Western University (TWU) in Langley, British Columbia, received the accreditation despite intense criticism from gay rights groups and some members of the legal community who claim TWU’s community covenant discriminates against homosexuals. A proposed resolution would have refused to recognize Trinity Western graduates, but it failed on a 20-6 vote.

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