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Canada's First Christian Law School Opposed over Gay Lifestyle Ban

Trinity Western University's community covenant would be "fundamentally incompatible" with Canadian core values, argue law school deans.

For more than a year, Trinity Western University (TWU) has been attempting to start Canada's first Christian law school, a proposal that the Canadian Council of Law Deans finds "very troubling."

The Canadian Council of Law School deans recently issued a letter stating that TWU's "community covenant" unfairly discriminates against gay, lesbian, and bisexual students–and that discrimination is "fundamentally incompatible" with the core values of Canadian law schools and of an equal society, the National Post reports.

TWU's covenant is a lifestyle code signed by all students, staff, and faculty. It asks that those who sign the code abstain from homosexual relationships. It also asks them to refrain from gossip, lying, smoking and consuming alcohol.

TWU president Jonathan Raymond has responded to the law deans in a letter of his own, according to the Vancouver Sun. Raymond argues that TWU's covenant is "consistent with federal and provincial ...

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