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Scott Morrison religious freedom gay student Anti-Discrimination Laws

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has been urged to meet meet transgender, gender diverse and intersex Tasmanians and their families after describing transgender law reform as “ridiculous”. On Tuesday night, nine historic changes aiming to remove discrimination against transgender and intersex people in the state’s Births, Deaths and Marriage Act passed the state’s Lower House, including …

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Queensland Nationals senator Barry O’Sullivan has declared himself “a woman” to shield himself from criticism of his anti-abortion views. Senator O’Sullivan told the Senate on Wednesday he was tired of being attacked by “grubs” for his opposition to abortion, singling out the Greens. “These people attack me for my religious [beliefs], using words like rosary …

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Veteran LGBTIQ activist Peter de Waal has spoken of his disappointment in former Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on the one year anniversary of the “yes” vote for marriage equality. The majority “yes” vote was announced on November 15 last year, and same-sex marriage finally passed through the Australian parliament last December. Since then, 5420 same-sex …

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In 1970s Australia, it seemed inconceivable that a gay person could hold the office of Prime Minister. But Destiny Rogers asks, was Australia’s 20th Prime Minister William McMahon a gay man? Sir William McMahon had a long climb up the ladder of success. Once at the top, he fell off. He was not a popular …

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Federal Labor are moving a Senate inquiry to scrutinise the federal government’s draft bill to ban discrimination against gay students in religious schools, as advocates call on the LGBTIQ community to give their views on the issue. Following the leaking of parts of the Ruddock religious freedom review last month, it emerged a little-known legal …

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Jared Polis elected Colorado governor

Colorado Democratic candidate Jared Polis has become the first openly gay man elected to governor of any US state. The five-term congressman (pictured, left) comfortably defeated Republican Walker Stapleton and will succeed incumbent Democrat John Hickenlooper, Vox reported. Polis was open about his sexuality during the election campaign, and often referenced it in his criticism …

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Former Labor leader Mark Latham has joined Pauline Hanson’s One Nation party as its New South Wales state leader and will seek to get elected to the state’s upper house in the upcoming state election. Speaking to Sydney radio station 2GB Latham, alongsider party leader Pauline Hanson, Latham said he joined One Nation so he …

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Alt-right attention-seeker Milo Yiannopoulos has had his upcoming Australian tour cancelled due to “unforeseen circumstances”. Yiannopoulos, who last year famously urged Australians to vote “no” in the marriage postal survey just months after marrying his own husband, was due to visit Australia for a five-date speaking tour with conservative commentator Ann Coulter in late November. …

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Independent Sydney MP and Equality Campaign co-chair Alex Greenwich has written to the Anglican Church asking for an apology for the LGBTIQ community instead of lobbying for discrimination against gay students and staff in religious schools. Last week, a group of 34 New South Wales Anglican school principals signed a letter to federal MPs demanding …

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Scott Morrison religious freedom gay student Anti-Discrimination Laws

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has slammed a federal Labor proposal to debate the removal of sex markers from birth certificates at its upcoming national conference. Morrison tweeted on Wednesday that “a Liberal National Government will never remove gender from birth certificates, licenses and passports,” despite many states – including Morrison’s home state of New South …

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