Petition Urges Australia to Rule Out Rollback of Discrimination Protections in ‘Religious Freedom’ Review
A petition has launched urging Australia to avoid undermining existing discrimination protections for LGBT people as part of a ‘religious freedom’ inquiry. The country’s Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull ordered a review of ‘religious freedom’ protections in the country as a concession to conservative hardliners within his party last year, as equal marriage passed through Parliament. The review will be headed by former Liberal frontbencher Philip Ruddock, a strong opponent of LGBT rights who was key to a 2004 push to ban same-sex unions and outlaw adoption by same-sex couples.
January 2 / Pink News