The Sex Discrimination Act will be amended today by the Attorney General Mark Dreyfus – BUT with all the religious exemptions intact. That means not just churches, mosques and synagogues etc. can discriminate against LGBTI people, but also any religious run or owned business.
That means aged-care homes, hospitals, nursing homes, employment and housing agencies can continue to refuse to serve or employ LGBTI people. This isn’t getting rid of discrimination – this is reinforcing and endorsing it.
It will continue to be legal to deny our seniors the comfort of living with their partners, or even any care at all, during their final years. based on nothing more than religious prejudices.
Please sign this petition to demand that the Attorney General removes the religious exemptions before proceeding later today.
Hurry, we don’t have much time. The bill comes before the parliament today!!
Contact the Attorney Generals Office to tell him you want the religious exemptions gone.
(02) 6277 7300