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Two men walk past the entrance to Trinity Western University in Langley, B.C., on Monday August 24, 2015.

DARRYL DYCK/THE CANADIAN PRESS

A B.C. Supreme Court judge has reserved a decision in the battle between the province's law society and an evangelical Christian university near Vancouver.

Trinity Western University wants the court to overturn a law society decision denying accreditation to graduates of the university's proposed law school.

At issue is Trinity's requirement that all students sign a so-called community covenant, which prohibits sex outside of marriage between a man and a woman.

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The university defends the covenant, arguing it is protected under charter provisions protecting freedom of religion, but the law society says signing the document violates same-sex equality laws.

A three-day judicial review wrapped up Wednesday.

The university has also fought law societies in Ontario and Nova Scotia for refusing accreditation for law-school graduates.

An Ontario court has upheld the Ontario law society's refusal to accredit Trinity's yet-to-open law school while a Nova Scotia judge has ruled in favour of the university, though the decision is being appealed.

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