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Parents frustrated that Quinns Baptist College refuses student’s new name

Parents frustrated that Quinns Baptist College refuses student’s new name

A Perth couple have shared their frustration that their child’s school is refusing their request to accept their child’s new name. Andrew and Louise’s child Lynx is in the fifth grade at Quinns Baptist College in Perth northern suburbs. They’re supportive parents who are embracing their child’s non-binary gender and choice of a new name. […]

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Christian Schools call for action on Religious Discrimination laws

Christian Schools call for action on Religious Discrimination laws

A group of organisations representing Christian schools is urging the Albanese government to quickly bring in proposed religious discrimination laws citing new research that they claim shows overwhelming public support for the legislation. The Australian Association of Christian Schools (AACS), Christian Schools Australia and Associated Christian Schools jointly commissioned the report and they say it […]

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Canada lifts blood ban for gay and bi men, trans donors

Canada lifts blood ban for gay and bi men, trans donors

Canada will be ending its ban on blood donation for gay/bi men and trans folks, moving away from a forced abstinence period for most queer potential donors. The nation joins Greece, the UK, Brazil, Iceland and a growing number of countries around the world moving towards individual risk assessment rather than a blanket ban on […]

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Catholic schools call for Religious Discrimination law plan

Catholic schools call for Religious Discrimination law plan

The National Catholic Education Commission has called on both major parties to clarify how they will bring forward federal legislation for Religious Discrimination. Former Labor Minister Jacinta Collins, who heads the group, has written to both leaders asking them to finalise legislation within their first 100 days of a new parliamentary term. The Morrison government […]

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Just.Equal have questions for Labor’s Mark Dreyfus

Just.Equal have questions for Labor’s Mark Dreyfus

Rights organisation Just.Equal Australia has written to Labor’s Shadow Attorney General, Mark Dreyfus, asking him to clarify Opposition policy on LGBTQ+ teachers in faith-based schools. Spokesperson, Rodney Croome, said Labor’s stance during the Religious Discrimination Bill debate was at times vague, contradictory and discriminatory. “Labor made it clear it would protect LGBTQ+ students, however, its […]

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Polling shows Western Australians don’t support Religious Discrimination Bill

Polling shows Western Australians don’t support Religious Discrimination Bill

West Australians have shown themselves to be the strongest opponents of the federal government’s Religious Discrimination Bill. A survey by YouGov Galaxy has found a clear majority of voters do not support key sections of the contentious bill. The survey was conducted for lobby group Just Equal Australia. On a state-wide basis WA voters were […]

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Falinski says Religious Discrimination bill would not allow Citipointe action

Falinski says Religious Discrimination bill would not allow Citipointe action

Liberal MP Jason Falinski says the contract put forward by Brisbane’s Citipointe Christian College, that describes homosexuality and bisexuality as destructive to people and society, is appalling – but it would not have been permitted to occur if the government’s proposed Religious Discrimination laws were in place. His claim has been questioned by LGBTIQA+ rights […]

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Teachers sacked for being gay say Religious Discrimination bill will pave the way for ‘purge’

Teachers sacked for being gay say Religious Discrimination bill will pave the way for ‘purge’

The senate inquiry looking into the third version of the Morrison government’s Religious Discrimination bill have heard directly from gay teachers who have been sacked from religious based schools who shared their concern that the proposed laws will open the gates for a “purge” of LGBTIQA+ staff members. Karen Pack told the inquiry she was […]

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Equality supporters urged to join campaign against Religious Discrimination Bill

Equality supporters urged to join campaign against Religious Discrimination Bill

Just.Equal Australia and PFLAG Australia have called on supporters of LGBTIQ+ equality to join the campaign against the Religious Discrimination Bill by sending submissions to the two current inquiries into the Bill. The two groups have partnered to establish the Equality not Discrimination campaign website that allows opponents of the Religious Discrimination bill to send […]

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Just.Equal slam Labor for not opposing Religious Discrimination bill

Just.Equal slam Labor for not opposing Religious Discrimination bill

Just.Equal Australia says many LGBTIQ+ Australians will feel betrayed by Labor’s decision not to vote against the Religious Discrimination Bill if the Party fails to have debate on the bill delayed. The lobby group says bill will override all other state and federal Discrimination Act, allowing denigration and discrimination in the name of “religious freedom” […]

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