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One year after Yes vote, same-sex couples celebrate - and fight anew

One year after Yes vote, same-sex couples celebrate - and fight anew

As debate over religious freedom roars, one church is already marrying same-sex couples - but for how long?

  • by Michael Koziol

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Sydney Anglicans set to ban gay weddings and pro-LGBTI advocacy on church property
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Sydney Anglicans set to ban gay weddings and pro-LGBTI advocacy on church property

Critics within the church say the far-reaching policy is designed to silence liberal voices within the conservative diocese.

  • by Michael Koziol
Read the full 20 recommendations from the religious freedom review
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Read the full 20 recommendations from the religious freedom review

Scott Morrison has vowed to make the report public towards the end of the year but Fairfax Media can now reveal all recommendations.

Don't expel students for being gay - only if they have sex, says Lyle Shelton
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Don't expel students for being gay - only if they have sex, says Lyle Shelton

"A school should be allowed to ensure that they can protect their ethos," the lead campaign against same-sex marriage says.

  • by Michael Koziol
Scott Morrison urged to draft new laws to ban religious discrimination
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Scott Morrison urged to draft new laws to ban religious discrimination

The proposal is contained in a confidential report that was handed to the federal government in May.

  • by David Crowe & Michael Koziol
Catholic schools say they don't discriminate on sexuality
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Catholic schools say they don't discriminate on sexuality

The Catholic school sector says it has not sought concessions to discriminate against students or teachers based on their sexuality, gender identity or relationship status.

  • by Jewel Topsfield & Michael Koziol
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Scott Morrison stands by exemptions for religious schools in sex discrimination laws
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Scott Morrison stands by exemptions for religious schools in sex discrimination laws

Bill Shorten demands the release of the secret religious freedom review before the crucial Wentworth byelection.

  • by David Crowe
Ruddock review rejects religious groups' fears about same-sex marriage
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Ruddock review rejects religious groups' fears about same-sex marriage

The religious freedom review panel found there was "limited evidence" to support claims made by religious groups.

  • by Michael Koziol
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
Legislating religious freedom will be a minefield for Morrison
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Legislating religious freedom will be a minefield for Morrison

If the PM insists, let's put religious freedom to the test.

  • by Crispin Hull
Explainer: What is the 'religious freedom' debate about, and why are we having it?
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Explainer: What is the 'religious freedom' debate about, and why are we having it?

One of the loudest voices calling for better protection of religious freedoms in recent years has been the Prime Minister Scott Morrison. But what even is religious freedom, and why are we having this debate now?

  • by Michael Koziol