Monday, 23 December 2019

Proposed Religious Discrimination Bill

Proposed Religious Discrimination Bill

According to the government’s own explanatory notes, a doctor could tell a transgender patient that they believe God made men and women in his image, and that gender is therefore binary. ...

Last week, Prime Minister Scott Morrison released a revised draft of his government’s proposed “religious freedom” laws. 

The revision was necessary in part because the first draft was so controversial -- it faced extensive criticism from human rights groups, religious groups and LGBTIQ groups alike....