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Rights group just.equal gives cautious support for Religious Discrimination Act

Rights group just.equal gives cautious support for Religious Discrimination Act

LGBTI rights advocates at just.equal have offered qualified support for a federal Religious Discrimination Act, but have vowed to fight any attempt to water down existing state and territory discrimination protections under cover of “national consistency”. Today, the Federal Government released the Ruddock review of religious freedom and announced its response which includes a national […]

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Survey finds conversion therapy top issue for LGBTIQ communities

Survey finds conversion therapy top issue for LGBTIQ communities

A new survey shows a national ban on conversion therapy is the top priority for LGBTIQ+ Australians ahead of the next federal election. The survey was initiated by advocate group just.equal and the Parent’s and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG). The research was conducted by social science researcher, Dr Sharon Dane, in a private capacity. […]

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LGBTI advocates back Greens push for charter of rights

LGBTI advocates have joined calls from The Greens for a senate inquiry into an Australian Charter of Rights. Following the passage of marriage equality last year, The Greens want to see Australia establish a bill of rights to solidify the rights of those who are discriminated against in our country. Greens’ Senator Nick McKim says […]

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Gay marriage has made it an ‘Annus Horribilis’ says Catholic Archbishop

Gay marriage has made it an ‘Annus Horribilis’ says Catholic Archbishop

The combination of gay marriage, legalised euthanasia and criticism of the church’s history of failing to address sexual abuse, has made 2018 a ‘Annus Horribilis’ for Christians according to Anthony Fisher, the Catholic Archbishop of Sydney. “For people of faith you might say it has been an ‘annus horribilis’, as our Christian conceptions of life […]

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Advocates welcome call to reduce discrimination in marriage bill

Advocates welcome call to reduce discrimination in marriage bill

Marriage equality advocates have praised the Greens for new attempts to reduce discrimination towards LGBTI+ Australians in Senator Dean Smith’s co-sponsored marriage bill. The House of Representatives’ sole Green MP Adam Bandt said he will re-introduce amendments to the bill to limit exemptions that allow discrimination in wedding services against marrying couples, including same-sex couples, […]

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Marriage equality advocates share their joy at bill passing senate

Marriage equality advocates share their joy at bill passing senate

Advocates for marriage equality have welcomed the passage of Senator Dean Smith’s marriage bill through the senate. Gathering outside parliament just after the vote was held, politicians from all sides of the chamber said they were overjoyed that after more than a decade of campaigning, and a long drawn out postal survey process, the parliament […]

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The Equality Campaign says Paterson bill is a license to discriminate

The Equality Campaign says Paterson bill is a license to discriminate

The Equality Campaign has rejected the marriage equality bill put forward by Senator James Paterson as nothing more than a license to discriminate. “This is not a marriage equality bill. It’s about enshrining discrimination and taking Australia back decades,” said Anna Brown of the Equality Campaign. “Australians are voting to make our country a fairer […]

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LGBTI+ advocates call for permanent anti-vilification laws

Equality advocates have questioned why vilification against LGBTI Australians is only unacceptable during the marriage equality postal vote and not at other times. Responding to legislation passed by the Federal Government this morning to outlaw hate speech during the three month postal survey, advocates are asking MPs why such protections are not applied permanently. Spokesperson […]

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Government rushes to introduce laws to govern campaign materials

As the debate over whether Australia will allow same-sex couples the right to wed, the simple act of opening the letter box has become a confronting proposition for LGBTI people and their families. Will there be a new round of pamphlets challenging the legitimacy of our relationships? A suggestion that we’re not suitable parents? An […]

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Say Yes! Marriage equality advocates launch online campaign hub

A broad coalition of grassroots groups from across the nation will today roll out campaign infrastructure in case the postal plebiscite goes ahead, aiming to facilitate more than half a million calls in support of equality over the coming weeks. Partners include The Equality Campaign, just.equal, Sydney Mardi Gras and GetUp; as well as PFLAG, […]

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