Only 1% of Australians say protecting religious freedom is a priority* yet Australia's parliament looks set to rush new laws through.
Despite a review led by Philip Ruddock finding no threat to religious freedom in Australia the Morrison Government plans to introduce a "religious freedom" law that may allow legal discrimination against LGBTIQ+ people.
Tell the Government that everyone's rights should be protected, not just some.
We must show Brunei that Australia is serious in defending human rights, including those of LGBTIQ people. Brunei has recently established laws that will see their gay citizens imprisoned, tortured and murdered. We have a list of things the Australian government can do to show we're serious. Sign the petition.
Protect our kids and teachers against a new push to subject some Australians to the prejudice of others. Click here.
We launched a petition to accompany our submission to the upcoming religious "freedom" review to protect against the erosion of gains made in 2017. We want to give Australia a strong voice in opposing any roll back of discrimination law and calls for an Australian Charter of Rights.
Granting legal privileges to discriminate on the grounds of religion potentially disadvantage minority faiths, women and interracial couples, as well as LGBTIQ people, so our petition is open to everyone to sign.
Here's a copy of the completed petition. Thanks to the thousands of Australians who have signed it.
Our submission to the religious freedom review is available here.
Our initial media release for the petition.
With the postal vote now behind us opponents are now planning to install unprecedented religious privileges within any proposed amendment to the Marriage Act and now, more than ever, we need supporters of equality to reflect the will of a clear majority of Australians.
Now is a critical moment to remind our MPs and Senators that it's not equality if it's designed to treat LGBTI citizens less than other Australians.
This initiative is a partnership with PFLAG Australia.
Go to www.equal.org.au/equalmeansequal & demand equality!
Not only does 73% of Australians want a parliamentary free vote NOW, but over 1 million Coalition voters have said they're less likely to vote for the coalition if they haven't achieved marriage equality by the next election. This is HUGE
We need to get this polling to coalition MPs and Senators who are the key to this reform. We need them to act and we need them to act NOW. Send this polling to them today.
Go to www.demandafreevote.com.au & demand a free vote!
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