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Australian Christian Lobby LGBT Conversion Therapy 60 Minutes

Australian Christian Lobby Managing Director Martyn Iles claims banning LGBT conversion therapy discriminates against Christians. I read a blog article today. It was by Martyn Iles, Managing Director of the Australian Christian Lobby. It concerns his interview for a forthcoming 60 Minutes feature on LGBT Conversion Therapy. In the article, he defends the practice of …

Bill Shorten Scott Morrison Composite photo

LGBTIQ advocates have said the Coalition’s proposed amendments to protect LGBT students from discrimination in religious schools could make things worse, as action on the issue is delayed until the new year due to political deadlock. Prime Minister Scott Morrison proposed a conscience vote on Wednesday – the second last sitting day of parliament for …

Denied Wedding Cake

A Brisbane same-sex couple planning to wed in New Zealand have had their request for a wedding cake refused by a baker who told them same-sex ceremonies are against her beliefs. Moe Barr and Sasha Patrick got engaged last year and had planned a wedding for the small northern New Zealand town of Waipu next …

Margaret Court

Tennis legend turned pastor Margaret Court has told the federal government’s Religious Freedom Review the legalisation of marriage equality raises “alarming” issues for the country. The review – which was recently given a two month extension after it was inundated with 16,000 submissions – published almost 2000 of them late last Thursday. In her submission …

religious freedom review

Philip Ruddock said he planned to publish public submissions to the religious freedom review online. He will also extend the deadline to submit them. The former Howard Government minister is heading an expert panel to review “whether Australian law adequately protects the human right to religious freedom.” Te review follows the passage of same-sex marriage …

divorce bill of rights lgbtiq

LGBTIQ advocacy group just.equal have called for a national bill of rights to protect the LGBTIQ community from discrimination.

government plebiscite marriage equality

Marriage equality advocates have called for LGBTI representation on the review of religious freedom in Australia announced by Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull. On Wednesday, Turnbull likely cleared the way for same-sex marriage legislation to be passed by Christmas with the separate review into “whether Australian law adequately protects the human right to religious freedom”. The …

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