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Homophobe Roy Moore loses lawsuit over ‘pedophile detector’

Former judge, failed political candidate, Trump supporter and homophobe, Roy Moore has lost his lawsuit against Sacha Baron Cohen over a ‘pedophile detector’ skit. Scroll down for the clip from Who is America? A hardline right-wing Republican, Roy Moore was twice removed from the position of Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court. First for …

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US same-sex marriage threatened by Roe v Wade decision

Yesterday’s US Supreme Court ruling overturning the landmark Roe v Wade abortion ruling heralds a coming fight over same-sex marriage. In a 6-3 ruling, the majority conservative justices stripped away five decades of constitutional protections. The ruling substantively reflected a draft leaked earlier this year. Protests broke out across the US last night as conservative …

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Brisbane Lord Mayor to raise concerns with Citipointe Christian College

Brisbane Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner has raised concerns with the principal of his former school Citipointe Christian College following outrage over the school’s shock enrolment contract on gender identity and homosexuality. The religious school, located in Carindale in Brisbane’s east, has forced parents to sign a contract denouncing “sinful” homosexuality and requiring students identify as …

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Unfair dismissal: Know what your rights are at work

Have you been accused of serious misconduct at work? Many workers find themselves sacked for serious misconduct, but don’t know what it means, or what their rights are. Employers often accuse workers of serious misconduct for breaching minor company policy. In certain instances, sacked workers are eligible to file unfair dismissal claims. Serious misconduct rights …

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South Australia is the last Australian state to axe ‘gay panic’ defence

A Greens MP has called on the South Australian government to finally abolish the so-called “gay panic” defence for murder. Currently, the partial defence of provocation allows a heterosexual man accused of murder to attempt to reduce a charge if they claim they lost control and the violence was “provoked” by a non-violent homosexual advance. …

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LGBTI Legal Service gets funding to continue free community support

Queensland’s free LGBTI Legal Service will continue operating for the next five years after it received new state government funding. Attorney-General Yvette D’Ath (pictured, second from left) announced the state government has allocated $1.3 million to the free legal centre until 2025. Since 2010, the LGBTI Legal Service has provided free and confidential advice to …

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Religious Freedom? US judge sues over same-sex marriages

A Texas judge last week launched a class-action suit against the State Commission on Judicial Conduct. Justice of the Peace Dianne Hensley launched the action after the commission publicly warned her for refusing to perform same-sex marriages. She claims protection under the Texas Religious Freedom Restoration Act. While the law does not compel justices of …

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Potential death sentence for private chat on social media

Iranian Kurdish singer Mohsen Lorestani faces a potential death sentence after a Tehran court charged him with ‘corruption on Earth’. That charge can carry the death penalty in Iran. The Kurdistan Human Rights Network tweeted news of the charge. “Mohsen Lorestani, a Kurdish singer from Kermanshah, has been charged with ‘corruption on earth’ in a …

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Queensland Wills Week: 31 August – 8 September

The Public Trustee is hosting Queensland Wills Week again this year. The event raises awareness about the importance of having a valid and up-to-date will. [PROMOTION] The event, from Saturday 31 August to Sunday 8 September, sees a host of events around the State. Attorney-General and Minister for Justice Yvette D’Ath said Wills Week was …

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Explainer: IVF and discrimination in Queensland

First came love, then came marriage (equality), then came the LGBTIQ+ couple with a baby carriage. With the growth of technology and medical advancement, the dream of having a child has never been more accessible for same sex couples. Anti-discrimination legislation in Queensland, however, explicitly allows discrimination against the queer community, enabling IVF clinics to …

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