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ACT rejects ACL bid to keep rainbow flags out of Canberra

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The Australian Capital Territory has passed a bill to ban harmful LGBT “conversion therapy” across the territory. The bill defines sexuality or gender identity conversion practices as “a treatment or other practice… the purported purpose of which is to change a person’s sexuality or gender identity”. From early next year, anyone using the practices would …

The ACT government has rejected calls from Australian Christian Lobby to remove rainbow flags flying in Canberra because they’re too political. In a video posted to ACT Chief Minister Andrew Barr’s social media last Tuesday, Mr Barr said Canberra is Australia’s most LGBTI friendly city and the ACT aimed to be inclusive. “We want to …