Smith called Morrison’s comments “unfortunate and unnecessary”, and said that “keeping LGBTI students safe at school is very important for me.”
NSW Senator Concetta Fierravanti-Wells resigned yesterday after supporting Peter Dutton’s tilt at the leadership because “the same-sex marriage debate eroded the support of our base.”
“We want to inspire [LGBTI youth] so they know that no matter what they want to achieve, they can get there without their sexuality or gender identity acting as a barrier.”
“Western Australians who support marriage equality can be very proud of the success we’ve had here, but that was in large part because of PFLAG”
Senator Dean Smith and ’78er Robyn Kennedy will be among the speakers.
Wilson was giving his speech on Dean Smith’s marriage bill in the chamber, when he proposed to his partner Ryan who was sitting in the gallery.
Debate over religious protections continues with the bill likely to pass the Senate this week.
Katter recently made headlines when he accused the LGBTI community of stealing the word “gay” and demanded they give it back.