Daily Brickbat: Canadian Justice

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An Ontario court has upheld a decision by the Law Society of Upper Canada to refuse accreditation to Trinity Western University's law school. The organization refused to accredit the school because the university is a Christian school which forbids sex outside heterosexual marriage. Without accreditation, the school's graduates will not be able to practice law in Ontario.

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  1. “Individuals who may not believe in marriage, or LGBTQ persons, may attend (Trinity) but they must first sign the community covenant and thus, in essence, disavow not only their beliefs but, in the case of LGBTQ individuals, their very identity,” the court said.

    “To assert that that result is not, at its core, discriminatory is to turn a blind eye to the true impact and effect of the community covenant.”

    Exactly. I mean, until they get their law training, how could students possibly know they could simply choose another school that doesn’t make a person sign an agreement he or she has no intention of keeping?

    1. It’s almost as if Canadian courts don’t have a written set of laws — let’s call them bills — specifically preserving religious freedoms — let’s call them rights.

      Almost.

    2. “Individuals who may not believe in marriage, or LGBTQ religious persons, may attend (Trinity) [pick pretty much any US College except Hillsdale and a handful of others] but they must first sign the community covenant and thus, in essence, disavow not only their beliefs but, in the case of LGBTQ religious individuals, their very identity,” the said no court said ever.

      Yeah, I see how their reasoning works..

      1. (dunno if the same applied in Canyada – sounds like it does)

    3. How does promising not to have sex while enrolled constitute disavowing one’s identity?

  2. I, for one, think that it is HIGH time that LGBTQ had another letter added to its acronym!! Who’s WITH ME?!?!?!

    1. LGBTQ…eh?

    2. F – Furry?
      O – Otherkin?
      C – Curious?
      U – Unsure?
      S – Several?

      1. C-Curious
        A-Androgynous
        K-Kink
        E-Endomorph

    3. Needs more vowels to make it pronounceable.

        1. Sounds kinky!

    4. Years ago I saw acronym QUILTBAG, which is both exhaustive and easier to pronounce.

  3. Sometimes man you jsut have to roll with it.

    http://www.Goin-Anon.tk

  4. my buddy’s step-aunt makes $68 /hour on the laptop . She has been without a job for nine months but last month her check was $99350 just working on the laptop for a few hours. check my source
    http://www.jobnet10.com

    1. Spammer, should you not be fucking off and dying right about now?

  5. “We conclude that the respondent did engage in a proportionate balancing of the charter rights that were engaged by its decision and its decision cannot, therefore, be found to be unreasonable,” the judges wrote.

    This is why the judges pull down the big loonies.

  6. What exactly does that have to do with academic standards?

  7. Well, clearly you can’t learn law if you can’t have extramarital sex. What are “nonsequiturs”?

    1. Three judges wrote that the law society’s decision to deny accreditation carefully weighed the school’s right to freedom of religion versus the students’ rights to equal opportunity

      … of sex partners.

  8. If the state can use a power as a cudgel, it will.

    The covenant is stupid, but if we’re going to punish people for doing stupid things, almost everyone is a viable target. Maybe that’s the point.

  9. “The organization refused to accredit the school because the university is a Christian school”

    And they did it in the name of tolerance.

    1. I wonder if this will cause a backlash against gays in general.

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