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The Human Rights Law Centre has called on the Victorian Government to establish a Hate Crimes Act to provide legal protection for LGBTIQ people. The HRLC has released a report, a year on from the marriage equality postal survey, to highlights the negative impact of hate speech and hate crimes during the survey on the …

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Forced Divorce transgender birth certificate laws

A new campaign calling for transgender law reform across the country has been launched by the Human Rights Law Centre and Australian Marriage Equality. With the #MyIDMyIdentity campaign, the groups are calling on several state and territory governments to remove “unnecessary barriers” that prevent trans and gender diverse people from obtaining accurate identity documents. HRLC …

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Senior lawyer at the Human Rights Law Centre Lee Carnie

For too many of us in the LGBTIQ community, we know what it feels like to be mistreated because of who we are or who we love. We know the humiliation and embarrassment that comes from having someone say that you don’t look or act like you ‘should’. It doesn’t matter if it happens in …

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Forced Divorce transgender birth certificate laws

Transgender people in New South Wales will be able to stay married to their partners when they affirm their gender on their birth certificate under legislation passed by the NSW government on Wednesday. In a number of states and territories, trans people must be unmarried before their birth certificate can be amended, essentially requiring trans …

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Marriage equality advocates have applauded changes to federal immigration laws allowing equal treatment for same-sex couples applying for partner visas. The Immigration Department announced on Saturday it had broadened the category of applicants for partner visas to include same-sex couples after marriage equality took effect that day. Under the changes, a person in a same-sex …

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Australia’s postal survey on same-sex marriage is “not an acceptable decision-making method”, the United Nations Human Rights Committee has said. In a report, the committee recommended Australia urgently legislate for same-sex marriage regardless of what result is announced next week. “The Committee is concerned about the explicit ban on same-sex marriage in the Marriage Act …

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