Stop Mark Latham's religious freedom bill amendments

Stop Mark Latham's religious freedom bill amendments

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Wagga Mardi Gras started this petition to Australian Government

KILL THE BILLS. NO RIGHT TO DISCRIMINATE.

We are facing a right wing backlash against the gains won by LGBTI people. Since the resounding victory for marriage equality, right-wing politicians and lobby groups have sought to ram through bills that would roll back LGBTI rights.

- Mark Latham's "religious freedom" amendment to the NSW Discrimination Act will give bigots the right to discriminate against LGBTI people, women, and even minority faiths, under the protected category of "religious belief".
-Schools, charities and even private businesses would be able to deny essential services, sack staff and spout bigotry whilst legally protected from recourse.
- Latham's second bill would ban education about trans issues in schools. Teachers would be sacked just for supporting a trans student's right to be themselves!
- The recent sacking of an openly gay teacher at Morling College shows that NSW already has the worst anti-discrimination laws in the country.
- We are the majority! 82% of people oppose the existing rights of religious institutions to discriminate.

State MPs from both major parties have indicated support for the religious discrimination bill which will give bigots enormous power to control the lives of others.

From the first Mardi Gras in '78, decriminalisation to marriage equality, our strength is drawn from protest.

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