Worth a Read: Check out these stories from around the web

The OUTinPerth team spend all day surfing the web looking for the latest news and stories to share. Here’s three recent stories from other outlets that are definitely worth a read.

WA surrogacy laws languish in Parliament as attention shifts to voluntary euthanasia

ABC

The WA Parliament began talking about reforming the state’s surrogacy laws earlier this year, but after Liberal MP Nick Gorian delivered a massive filibuster speech that dragged on for weeks, the bill was sent for review and put on the backburner.

The ABC have reported on a Perth same-sex couple James and Leon who have given up their hopes of surrogacy and insead turned to adoption to make their family.

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Religious discrimination bill: what will Australians be allowed to say and do if it passes?

Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Attorney General revealed their revamped religious discrimination bill earlier this week, which includes even more provisions for people to be exempt from other discrimination laws if they can claim their statements and actions were based on a religious belief.

The Guardian Australia have outlined some of the circumstances where people may be able to make what are currently considered offensive statements.

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Taiwan Opens Doors Wider to LGBTQ Content

Since Taiwan became the first country in Asia to allow same-sex marriage there has been a rapid increase in demand for film and TV content featuring same-sex couples. Variety reports on how local companies are stepping up to meet demand.

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