LGBTI groups respond to anti-discrimination bill

Barcham 20 March 2013

LGBTI groups have welcomed the anti-discrimination bill announced yesterday, and the Government’s steps towards recognising the issues facing intersex people in Australia.

“This is a historic step forward. This legislation will provide for the first time national protection for all LGBTI people across Australia, and it is worthy of bipartisan support” said Hayley Conway, Australian Campaign Manager for All Out. “It is critical that these reforms are more than symbolic and that concrete steps are taken to bring unfair religious exemptions into line with all other reasonable exemptions to anti-discrimination laws.”

They’ve also shared the story of a student named Finn Shearer, who uses his own experiences of discrimination to educate others on bullying. Have a read.

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