“We have zero tolerance for anyone purporting to ‘convert’ gay people.”
“In the family law system there has been limited attention paid to the extent to which it is equipped to meet the needs of LGBTI groups”
“We need to campaign hard against the dismantling of anti-discrimination protections in the name of ‘religious freedom'”
She also called homosexuality “a perverted spirit” and a “sin”.
Advocates in the LGBTI community championed the recognition of trans identities during the Senate’s recent public hearing on marriage equality in Melbourne.
A survey found that the majority of LGBTI Australians are against the government’s proposals in its draft marriage equality bill.
“It’s crucial that LGBTI voices are heard on reforms that may directly impact their lives”
Advocates have said they prefer the wording in the current Marriage Act.
Ahead of a community forum on the future of rainbow families in Australia as part of Midsumma Festival, we spoke to a couple of the panelists about their thoughts on the challenges they face.