“I remember one of the teachers openly saying to students that being gay was sinful and that gay people would be punished”
The Liberals have come out strongly against it, while the Greens have moved to include their own amendments.
The reforms in Victoria will limit the ability of religious organisations or schools to discriminate on the basis of sexual or gender identity.
Female co-parents who conceive a child through donor sperm at home or in a clinic will now both be recognised on the child’s birth certificate, without the need to have lived together for a minimum of three years. This is the first in a number of South Australian LGBTI law reforms to be addressed in the upcoming year.
Adoption equality for gay and lesbian parents was passed in Victorian Parliament by an overwhelming majority of upper house MPs, but the clause preventing religious discrimination was removed from the bill.
A new bill allowing same-sex couples to jointly adopt in Victoria was passed in Victorian Parliament’s lower house, despite no Liberal MPs voting in favour of it.