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Anti-Gay Marriage Proponent Sophie York To Lead Conservative Senate Ticket

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A 29-year-old man who assaulted two teenage girls in March on the night of the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras is appealing his prison sentence and was granted bail. This week a judge sentenced Double Bay man Jesse Mackenzie (pictured left) to 20 months in prison for his role in the violence in the …

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Congregants at a regional New South Wales church have rallied to support a gay couple who are leaving the church over a dispute with clergy over their “unbiblical” same-sex marriage. Peter Sanders was the church organist at St Mary’s Anglican Church in West Armidale in northern New South Wales. He and his husband, who is …

NSW Police rescued – and later fined – two naked male sunbathers from coastal bushland after they were “startled by a deer” and got lost on Sunday. In New South Wales, greater Sydney, the Central Coast, Blue Mountains and Wollongong are currently in a two-week lockdown due to community transmission of COVID-19. NSW Police commissioner …

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Reverend Fred Nile will introduce legislation in New South Wales to restrict transgender children from accessing gender-affirming treatment before the age of 18, the retiring MP’s successor Lyle Shelton says. Rev Nile, the longest-serving New South Wales MP, is retiring from state politics this November. Former Australian Christian Lobby head Lyle Shelton will take over …

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We all known New South Wales has a regional town called Yass, population 6,506. Yass also has an IGA supermarket. And that local IGA has had to spike an otherwise routine online giveaway thanks to a very ill-constructed hashtag. The supermarket was running the giveaway over Facebook, with the grand prize being a rather coveted …

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A parliamentary inquiry has recommended the New South Wales government establish a judicial inquiry into unsolved gay- and trans-hate crimes in the state in a bid to finally get justice for victims. The state parliamentary inquiry into Gay and Transgender Hate Crimes between 1970 and 2010 was launched in 2018. The committee heard from numerous …

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Transgender health expert Teddy Cook has delivered a moving speech to a NSW parliament committee to oppose Mark Latham’s anti-trans legislation. One Nation NSW leader Mark Latham wants to outlaw the promotion of “gender fluidity” in the state’s schools. The crossbench MP has caused outrage with a draft bill that would ban support and recognition …

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A group of transgender rights activists have interrupted a New South Wales parliamentary committee hearing to protest Mark Latham’s anti-trans education bill. NSW One Nation leader Mark Latham has caused outrage with his proposed Education Legislation Amendment (Parental Rights) Bill 2020. Advocates warn the bill, if passed, would ban recognition of trans and gender diverse …

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A petition with more than 110,000 signatures opposing Mark Latham’s anti-transgender education bill has been delivered to a group of NSW Labor and Greens MPs. New South Wales One Nation leader Mark Latham has caused outrage with his Education Legislation Amendment (Parental Rights) Bill 2020. The Upper House MP says his bill seeks to “outlaw …

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A teacher who says she was sacked from a Sydney religious school for her sexuality has opened up about the “devastating” experience. Karen Pack worked at Morling College, a Baptist education institution in Sydney, for two years. However after telling work colleagues about her engagement to longtime partner Bronte Scott last year, Karen says she …

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