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Hong Kong Pride Parade banner crowd

A Hong Kong government lawyer has told the country’s top court marriage would “no longer be special” if same-sex marriage is legalised. Taiwan became the first place in Asia to legalise same-sex marriages earlier this month. More than 300 couples tied the knot in jubilant scenes in the country last Friday. Meanwhile, a Hong Kong …

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stock photo female and male cafe workers penalty rates preparing coffees

Last weekend’s surprise federal election result will have major negative ramifications on weekend workers’ penalty rates, and will leave the future of LGBTIQ employees, teachers and students in faith-based institutions in limbo. Labor’s Bill Shorten had pledged to end lawful discrimination against gay workers, teachers and students in faith-based institutions, including schools. He also promised …

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business workplace hiv stock photo

One of the biggest fears of people living with HIV is having to disclose their status to their employer, risking possible discrimination. The good news is that in most professions, you are not legally required to tell an employer, or prospective employer, that you are HIV positive with only a few exceptions, the main one …

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Labor leader Bill Shorten and Tanya Plibersek

LGBTIQ advocates have called for federal Labor to clarify the party’s stance on removing anti-discrimination exemptions affecting LGBTIQ staff at religious schools before the federal election. just.equal spokesperson Rodney Croome said Labor “seems to be backing two horses” after Deputy Leader Tanya Plibersek told a Catholic Schools forum on Tuesday that religious schools should be …

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attorney general christian porter religious freedom review scott morrison

The federal government has launched a review into religious exemptions in anti-discrimination laws that allow religious institutions to discriminate against LGBT students and teachers. Attorney-General Christian Porter said on Wednesday the government has asked the Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) to undertake the review following the release of the Ruddock religious freedom review panel’s report …

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Tasmania Ben Jago discrimination case

A bereaved man’s years-long battle against the Tasmanian government after he was denied next-of-kin rights has been heard in the Supreme Court in Hobart. In 2015, the state’s Coroner failed to recognise Ben Jago as the next of kin of his deceased partner, Nathan Lunson, despite acknowledging they shared a “significant relationship” and same-sex relationships …

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sally field sam greisman human rights campaign equality act

Actress Sally Field has teamed up with her gay son Sam Greisman to lobby for legislation that would provide protections LGBTIQ people from discrimination across the US. The pair appear as part of a star-studded new Human Rights Campaign video series backing the Equality Act, a bill that is currently before the US Congress that …

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Tasmania Ben Jago discrimination case

A gay man is crowdfunding to take the Tasmanian Government to court over discrimination he experienced after the death of his partner. Ben Jago’s partner of five years, Nathan Lunson, died by suicide in January 2015, and at the time Jago was told by Tasmania Police and the coroner’s office that he would not be …

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Ireland PM leo varadkar meets with us vice president Mike Pence

Gay Irish prime minister Leo Varadkar has delivered a powerful message of anti-discrimination in front of notorious anti-LGBTIQ US Vice President Mike Pence. Varadkar was joined by his partner Matt Barrett for the first time at an annual function at Mike and Karen Pence’s residence to celebrate St Patrick’s Day. The Irish Taoiseach spoke at …

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LGBTIQ advocacy group Rainbow Territory has called for the Northern Territory government to urgently progress anti-discrimination law reform after recent allegations of racial segregation in Alice Springs. Last week ABC News reported local hotel Ibis Styles Alice Springs Oasis allegedly instructed employees to direct guests from Aboriginal communities into designated rooms for the same price …

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