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Australia outlaws LGBT discrimination under national laws for first time

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ShadowBoxer
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June 26, 2013, 11:54

Australia outlaws LGBT discrimination under national laws for first time


Australian lawmakers have voted to extend the country‚Äôs Sex Discrimination Act to cover LGBT and intersex people but religious organizations and the businesses they own will still be able to discriminate in most cases –


But for the first time aged care providers who are owned by religious groups will no longer be able to exclude people from aged care based on their LGBT or same-sex relationship status.


Religious bodies sought no exemption for intersex people and so none was given.


Religious groups will still be able to discriminate against people based on their LGBT status when it comes to healthcare, education and employment.


More on this at ….

http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/australia-outlaws-lgbt-discrimination-under-national-laws-first-time250613


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