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Andrew Barr to start to close discrimination loophole next week

Andrew Barr to start to close discrimination loophole next week

It comes after a national debate over the right of religious schools to reject gay teachers and students. 

  • by Katie Burgess

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‘Transgender’ definition may be erased in the US
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‘Transgender’ definition may be erased in the US

Change would be the most drastic move yet in a US government-wide effort to roll back recognition and protections of transgender people.

  • by Erica L. Green
'Creepy': Elizabeth Warren lambasts Trump after offer to 'test her personally' for DNA
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'Creepy': Elizabeth Warren lambasts Trump after offer to 'test her personally' for DNA

The potential 2020 US presidential candidate has released a genetic analysis aimed at proving her Native American heritage. The President doubled down.

  • by Eugene Scott
Rejection of gay students against human rights: ACT
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Rejection of gay students against human rights: ACT

A Catholic principal and ACT politicians have rejected proposed laws to give religious schools the right to turn away gay students and teachers.

  • by Katie Burgess & Sherryn Groch
Religious freedom review enshrines right of schools to turn away gay children and teachers
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Religious freedom review enshrines right of schools to turn away gay children and teachers

The report, which was handed to the Coalition months ago, contains a series of proposed changes to anti-discrimination legislation.

  • by Jewel Topsfield
Columbus Day is out, Indigenous Peoples Day is in: Los Angeles makes a stand
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Columbus Day is out, Indigenous Peoples Day is in: Los Angeles makes a stand

Critics said the old holiday perpetuated a false historical narrative surrounding the Italian-born explorer credited with "discovering America".

  • by Steve Gorman
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Lesbian film Rafiki sells out after Kenyan court lifts ban
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Lesbian film Rafiki sells out after Kenyan court lifts ban

To qualify as Kenya's foreign language entry at the 2019 Academy Awards, Rafiki had to be released in its country of origin.

  • by Cecilie Kallestrup
Harper is not an impudent child, she is hope
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Harper is not an impudent child, she is hope

I was also around nine years old when I found my voice as a free-thinking human being.

  • by Wendy Squires
I opposed a gender quota - and was 100 per cent wrong
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I opposed a gender quota - and was 100 per cent wrong

When the make-up of your board is heavily skewed towards men, there must be an explanation for the phenomenon. I could think of four possibilities.

  • by Sam Crosby
Ushering in a new era of gay rights in India
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Ushering in a new era of gay rights in India

A groundbreaking court victory buried one of the most glaring vestiges of the India's colonial past this week.

  • by Jeffrey Gettleman
Churches, LGBTI Christians urge crackdown on 'conversion' therapy

Churches, LGBTI Christians urge crackdown on 'conversion' therapy

Prime Minister Scott Morrison says he has no desire to get involved in a debate on gay 'conversion' therapy, declaring it is not an issue for him and that people should "make their own choices about their own lives".

  • by Farrah Tomazin