Entry #505: LGBT discrimination in Australia

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RegionAustralia
IssueLGBT discrimination
StatusIllegal
Start DateDec 6, 1986
End Datenow
DescriptionThe Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission Act of 1986 prevents discriminatory activities
Sourceshttp://www.comlaw.gov.au/Details/C2004C04545
Reports (4)
  • Status is not correct "religious exemptions in sex discrimination act"
  • Status is not correct "according to the sex discrimination action 1984, section 38, "Nothing in paragraph 14(1)(a) or (b) or 14(2)(c) renders it unlawful for a person to discriminate against another person on the ground of the other person’s sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital or relationship status or pregnancy in connection with employment as a member of the staff of an educational institution that is conducted in accordance with the doctrines, tenets, beliefs or teachings of a particular religion or creed, if the first?mentioned person so discriminates in good faith in order to avoid injury to the religious susceptibilities of adherents of that religion or creed.""
  • Status is not correct "Some States permit religious institutions to discriminate against LGBTI individuals and families. "
  • Status is not correct "Religious groups can legally descriminate http://www.smh.com.au/federal-politics/exemptions-for-religious-groups-keep-fears-alive-20130121-2d2f8.html"

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