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Violent religious nutter targeting Toowoomba gay men

A religious nutter previously noted for launching verbal assaults and spitting at Toowoomba gay men, has now physically assaulted a man he knew to be gay on a dark street. Editor’s Note re comments on the word ‘nutter’ 07.04.2024 7.55 am: The word ‘nutter’ has various meanings. The Collins dictionary: 1. (sometimes humorous) a person …

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ALRC religious discrimination inquiry extended

Attorney-General Mark Dreyfus this week announced an extension to the reporting deadline for the Australian Law Reform Commission’s (ALRC’s) Inquiry into Religious Educational Institutions and Anti-Discrimination Laws. The report, originally due yesterday 21 April 2023, now is expected on 31 December 2023. The extension follows an ALRC request for extra time to consider over 420 …

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Help stop discrimination in religious schools

You can help stop discrimination in religious schools. The Australian Law Reform Commission has invited submissions on changes to how anti-discrimination law applies to educational institutions. Attorney-General Mark Dreyfus previously asked the commission to recommend reforms to the law consistent with Australia’s international legal obligations. The commission released a discussion paper Friday. It proposes the …

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Armidale Anglican ‘husband or job’ apology a ‘cop-out’

A former Anglican church music director has dismissed an apology from his diocese as a cop-out. Peter Sanders claims the Dean of Armidale forced him to choose between his husband and his job. Peter Sanders and Peter Grace were formerly prominent members of Armidale’s St Mary’s Anglican Church. In early 2020, they married. Peter Sanders …

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Oops he did it again! Scotty and the queer boogeyman

Scotty done did it again. The man who would be king yesterday again pointed to the queer boogeyman in his continued effort to contrive an election-winning shitfight. The unpopular Prime Minister also desperately needs to keep up the distractions. The Morrison government would end up better cooked than his infamous curry if some of the …

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Bisexual student flashes Mormon graduation ceremony

Faculty, students and parents gathered for a Brigham Young University event got more than they bargained for. Bisexual student Jillian Orr, determined to graduate as her authentic self, flashed the Mormon graduation ceremony with a forbidden rainbow flag. Utah‘s Mormon operated Brigham Young University prohibits same-sex relationships under its ‘Honor Code’. Jillian Orr worried the …

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LGBTIQ+ lobby joins Catholics in Albo ultimatum

LGBTIQ+ lobby group Just.Equal Australia has joined the National Catholic Education Commission (NCEC) in calling on the ALP to explain exactly what a finalised Albanese Government Religious Discrimination Bill will contain. The NCEC recently wrote to Labor. The commission asked for a response to its questions by 29 April to inform its stakeholders before the …

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Citipointe Christian College stopped very specific student support

The now infamous Citipointe Christian College stopped very specific student support during the controversy about its now-cancelled enrollment contracts. The latest controversy arises just a week after news of a more recent but still discriminatory contract. The Guardian reports on a letter sent to teachers by the college principal earlier this year. Brian Mulheran reportedly …

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Federal Labor policy will purge LGBTQ+ teachers

Federal Labor policy going into the May federal election will allow the purging of LGBTQ+ teachers from faith schools. Brian Greig is a spokesperson for Just-Equal Australia and former Federal senator. In the recent debate on the Religious Discrimination Bill, Labor voted with the Coalition to oppose protections for teachers. In a subsequent statement from …

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Religious Privilege Bill | We must remain ready to fight

Will the Religious Privilege Bill return and will it pass if it does? They’re questions I’m asked constantly. But before I answer them, let’s consider what’s in that Bill now it has passed the Lower House. Rodney Croome is a long-time Australian LGBTQ+ human rights advocate. He is a recipient of the Order of Australia …

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