“We have to face the stark reality that the movement to weaken Australia’s LGBTI legal rights under cover of religious freedom is not going away.”
“We should be aiming for full equality in every sphere of our lives, from school to employment, from birth certificate recognition to blood donation, and accessing services to marriage.”
In the lead up to the federal election the Coalition will push culture war buttons marked “religious freedom”, “gender fluidity”, and “Safe Schools” more than ever.
“Sometimes it’s subtle, like when relatives who once rarely referred to my partner now ask me how he is. Sometimes it’s more direct, like when a plumber says ‘take a few days to discuss it with the hubby’.”
“While weakening discrimination laws may win some votes in Western Sydney, it will lose votes elsewhere.”
“We need to campaign hard against the dismantling of anti-discrimination protections in the name of ‘religious freedom'”
The fate of marriage equality now rests in the hands of the House of Representatives.
“LGBTI people will be told to accept new forms of discrimination in return for our right to marry, or continue to be excluded from marriage”
“We can create our own destiny”