July 31, 2017– Start Proud and the OUTlaws have been granted leave to intervene in Trinity Western University v. the Law Society of Upper Canada, an important case about equal access to law school for LGBTQ+ students. The Chief Justice of Canada (in an unprecedented move) varied the original Order of Justice Wagner denying leave to intervene for Start Proud and the OUTlaws and many other LGBTQ+ organizations. The Chief Justice’s order allows for two days of hearing on November 30, 2017 and December 1, 2017, and all applicants were given the right to intervene.
Start Proud and the OUTlaws are represented by Frances Mahon, Marlys Edwardh and Paul Jonathan Saguil. See the recent Press Release from the Supreme Court of Canada describing the rationale for varying the original Order here. Read about Start Proud and the OUTlaws’ contribution to the case here.