Victory today for LGBTQ rights from the Supreme Court of Canada in Trinity Western University law school decision

June 15, 2018 – Frances Mahon is delighted to announce that the Supreme Court of Canada delivered a profound victory for the LGBTQ community today, confirming the Law Societies of Ontario and British Columbia’s refusal to accredit Trinity Western University’s proposed school of law. The majority of the Court held that the mandatory nature of …

Frances Mahon appears at the Supreme Court of Canada in landmark LGBTQ+ equality rights case

December 1, 2017 - Frances Mahon appeared in the Supreme Court of Canada today, providing the perspective of LGBTQ+ law students and legal professionals on behalf of Start Proud and the OUTlaws in Trinity Western University v. the Law Society of Upper Canada. Frances' submissions were featured on Xtra.ca: "Breaches of the covenant for sexual misconduct may be punished …

Historic non-binary rights case launched by Frances Mahon Law

October 26, 2017 - Frances Mahon Law, on behalf of Dr. Joshua M. Ferguson, filed a landmark human rights complaint today at the B.C. Human Rights Tribunal, seeking an "X" gender designation for non-binary, intersex and trans* individuals on B.C. identification. Frances Mahon was quoted by CTV News on the importance of ensuring legal recognition for …

Start Proud and the OUTlaws’ submissions on Trinity Western University v. the Law Society of Upper Canada featured in today’s Globe & Mail

September 11, 2017- Start Proud and the OUTlaws were featured in today's Globe and Mail on their intervention in Trinity Western University v. the Law Society of Upper Canada: "Start Proud and OUTlaws, say in a joint filing that the Community Covenant means LGBTQ persons, including married ones, "can never be their authentic selves while attending …

Start Proud and the OUTlaws granted intervener status at the Supreme Court of Canada in Trinity Western University v. the Law Society of Upper Canada

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 …