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The Greens launch a raft of LGBTIQ related policies

The Australian Greens announced a raft of policies relating to the LGBTIQ community. The annoucement was made yesterday during International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Intersexism and Transphobia. The party said it would commit to $32 million full roll out of the Safe Schools program, removal of religious exemptions to federal anti-discrimination law and work to […]

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US venue fined for refusing lesbian wedding; denied appeal

US venue fined for refusing lesbian wedding; denied appeal

A New York state business who were fined $13,000 USD for denying a lesbian couple the right to marry at their venue have been denied the opportunity to appeal their case under the state’s anti-discrimination law. Liberty Ridge Farm owners Cynthia and Robert Gifford refused to allow Melisa and Jennie McCarthy to marry on their premises near […]

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Archbishop’s booklet may have been discriminatory

Archbishop’s booklet may have been discriminatory

Tasmania’s Anti-discrimination commission has ruled that the Catholic church and Tasmanian Archbishop Julian Porteous may have a case to answer in relation to the church’s ‘Don’t mess with marriage’ booklet. A complaint about the booklet was raised by transgender activist and Green parliamentary candidate Martine Delaney. Ms Delaney has argued that the booklet that set […]

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Gillard to Protect Discrimination in Religious Institutes

Gillard to Protect Discrimination in Religious Institutes

Julia Gillard has taken further steps to cement homophobia in Australia, with a promise that religious institutes can still discriminate against the LGBT population and others they deem as ‘sinners’. The head of the Australian Christian Lobby (ACL), Jim Wallace, confirmed that Gillard made promises to keep current laws, whereby faith based organisations including schools […]

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