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Mark Latham’s own religious discrimination legislation, currently before the NSW Parliament, has been panned by LGBTIQ advocates. Latham is One Nation’s leader in the New South Wales parliament. He introduced the controversial Bill to amend the state’s Anti-Discrimination Act to the Upper House earlier this year. In a speech on the Bill, Latham invoked Margaret …

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Pauline Hanson’s Senate colleagues have slammed the One Nation leader after she called for the “rolling back” of transgender law reform. Senator Hanson put forward legislation earlier this year she claimed is necessary to “balance” the curriculum and “prohibit the indoctrination of children” in schools. She claims “biased” teachers are teaching students “skewed versions of …

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One Nation leader Pauline Hanson has suggested supportive parents who believe their child may be transgender should have their “kids taken off them” in a new transphobic rant. The federal Senator made the shocking claim during conservative YouTube program Pellowe Talk this week. The program’s panel was discussing the Queensland government’s passing of a bill …

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LGBTIQ advocates Shelley Argent and Rodney Croome have called for Australians to keep up the pressure against the government’s controversial Religious Discrimination Bill in a new video. PFLAG spokesperson Shelley Argent said while COVID-19 had pushed the proposed legislation off the front pages, “it is very likely to return and we need to be ready.” …

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Pete Buttigieg has ended his ambitious and historic campaign to become US President. Last year, the 38-year-old became the first openly gay presidential contender from a major party with his run for the Democratic nomination. He then went on to break ground by becoming the first out candidate to earn primary delegates for a major …

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Former High Court judge Michael Kirby has slammed the Morrison government’s religious discrimination laws as allowing Australians to use “religious belief as a weapon against non-believers”. Mr Kirby, who is an Anglican, said the Morrison government’s second draft religious discrimination bill was divisive and breached human rights. “This is not a bill that protects Australians …

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Attorney-General Christian Porter will redraft the Morrison government’s religious discrimination bill to allow faith-operated hospitals and aged care providers to hire and fire staff on the basis of their religion. But LGBTIQ advocates have warned the changes to the bill must not allow discrimination on the basis of people’s sexuality. Porter said the organisations would …

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Bob Katter has claimed the backlash against Israel Folau for linking the deadly bushfires to same-sex marriage amounts to “intense Christian persecution”. In a lengthy statement on Monday, the outspoken Queensland MP admitted he “disagrees with Folau on some elements of theology and fundamentalism” without elaborating. “But the intense persecution that he has been suffering …

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Senator Pauline Hanson has been asked to apologise to intersex people for calling the issues affecting their community “rubbish”. Yesterday, Greens Senators Rachel Siewert, Janet Rice and Labor senator Louise Pratt moved a motion recognising Intersex Day of Solidarity this month. The motion called on parliamentarians to commit to learning about intersex people and “consider …

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Three conservative senators have come under fire for voting against a Senate motion recognising Transgender Awareness Week. Greens Senators Rachel Siewert and Janet Rice and Labor Senator Patrick Dodson put forward the joint motion on Wednesday. “Transgender Awareness Week is an opportunity to learn about gender diversity, work to remove all forms of discrimination against …

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