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‘Diversity Strengthens Education’: Why LGBTIQ Discrimination Should Be Banned From Schools

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LGBTIQ advocates have slammed Attorney-General Michaelia Cash’s suggestion the next draft of the controversial Religious Discrimination Bill should dodge a parliamentary inquiry before its passage. The Morrison Government’s two earlier drafts of the long-delayed legislation earlier caused backlash. Neither would make it to parliament. The Attorney-General has worked for several months on creating a new, …

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A South Australian LGBTIQ group has issued a brutally candid response to a vandal who defaced Adelaide’s Rainbow Walk installation. The long rainbow-painted footpath is located in Adelaide’s Light Square. Created in 2016, it forms a timeline of significant dates for the state’s LGBTIQ community. However late last week, Adelaide Councillor Keiran Snape shared a …

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Catholic protesters have rallied in outrage outside a premiere of Dutch filmmaker Paul Verhoeven’s erotic lesbian nun drama Benedetta. The film stars Virginie Efira as Benedetta Carlini, a novice 17th century nun who joins an Italian convent. After she takes in a young woman, she soon begins experiencing passionate, erotic visions which leads to a …

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The Victorian Liberal Opposition quietly promised the Australian Christian Lobby and others it would amend the state’s ban on LGBT “conversion therapy” if it won the next state election. Then-opposition leader Michael O’Brien (pictured above left) committed to change parts of the laws if he won the November 2022 election, The Age reported. Two weeks …

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The Victorian government plans to ban religious schools from sacking or refusing to hire staff based on their sexual orientation or gender identity. Victoria’s Attorney-General Jaclyn Symes said the planned reforms will close a “hurtful gap” in the state’s current anti-discrimination laws. The laws currently allow religious organisations and schools to sack or refuse to …

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A gay Brisbane pastor has spoken out against the Morrison Government’s controversial Religious Discrimination Bill. A crowd of LGBTIQ advocates rallied in Brisbane on Saturday (September 4) to oppose the government’s long-delayed “religious freedom” legislation. Federal Attorney-General Michaelia Cash is currently working on a third draft, to be released within months. “This is a religious …

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A religious school in Adelaide, Southern Vales Christian College, has defended its policy banning the hiring of gay teachers. The school stipulates in an information pack for prospective employees that anyone same-sex attracted won’t be hired, 9News has reported. “Our beliefs are such that we do not accept that homosexuality is appropriate,” the document says. …

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LGBTIQ advocates are holding a protest rally in Brisbane this weekend to oppose the Morrison Government’s “bigoted” Religious Discrimination Bill. The event, organised by Equal Love Brisbane, will start on Saturday, 1pm at Brisbane Square near the Queen Street Mall. “Conservative politicians and lobbyists are on the warpath against LGBTI rights,” the group wrote on …

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Students have staged a walk-out at a Christian school in Colorado after a gay volleyball coach accused the school of forcing him out of his job. Inoke Tonga explained the details in a social media post. He said school officials pushed him out of the job during a tense meeting at Valor Christian High School. …

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A teacher at a Christian school who came out as gay and was sacked has spoken out as the government prepares a new draft of the controversial Religious Discrimination Bill. Steph Lentz said she began teaching at Covenant Christian School in the Sydney suburb of Belrose in 2017. She said it was her first job out …

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