Equal Means Equal - almost 90% of LGBTIQ Australians oppose being subject to new forms of targeted anti-LGBTIQ discrimination
The current proposal to amend the Marriage Act includes provisions that would broaden anti-discrimination exemptions that would allow new ways to specifically discriminate against LGBTIQ Australians.
We asked the nations LGBTIQ community what they thought of these changes.
Unsurprisingly, almost 90% of the 6,352 LGBTIQ adult Australian respondents were strongly opposed to any proposal to make it legal for individuals and organisations to refuse their services to same-sex couples, based on personal conscience or religious belief when participants were informed the refusal of services would apply to only same-sex couples. Read the full report here.
A survey of 5,500 LGBTIQ people in late July, perhaps the biggest poll of its kind on this issue, voiced their opposition to a plebiscite for equal marriage. The survey included men and women of all ages, and in every state and territory of Australia.