Urgent – Act Now or the Anti-Discrimination Bill will Still Discriminate!

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Julia Gillard’s last option to cling to power?

The Sex Discrimination Act will be amended today by the Attorney General Mark Dreyfus – BUT with all the religious exemptions intact. That means not just churches, mosques and synagogues etc. can discriminate against LGBTI people, but also any religious run or owned business.

That means aged-care homes, hospitals, nursing homes, employment and housing agencies can continue to refuse to serve or employ LGBTI people. This isn’t getting rid of discrimination – this is reinforcing and endorsing it.

It will continue to be legal to deny our seniors the comfort of living with their partners, or even any care at all, during their final years. based on nothing more than religious prejudices.

Please sign this petition to demand that the Attorney General removes the religious exemptions before proceeding later today.

Hurry, we don’t have much time. The bill comes before the parliament today!!

Contact the Attorney Generals Office to tell him you want the religious exemptions gone.

Constituency Office  (03) 9769 1955

mark.dreyfus.mp@aph.gov.au

Parliamentary Office

(02) 6277 7300

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Veteran gay writer and speaker, Doug was one of the founders of the UKs pioneering GLBTI newspaper Gay News (1972) , and of the second, Gay Week, and is a former Features Editor of Him International. He presented news and current affairs on JOY 94.9 FM Melbourne for more than ten years. "Doug is revered, feared and reviled in equal quantities, at times dividing people with his journalistic wrath. Yet there is no doubt this grandpa-esque bear keeps everyone abreast of anything and everything LGBT across the globe." (Daniel Witthaus, "Beyond Priscilla", Clouds of Magellan, Melbourne, 2014)