The South Australian government has introduced new laws to remove exemptions that allow religious organisations to discriminate against LGBTIQ people.
The move has upset the Australian Christian Lobby, who call it an attack on religious freedom, The Advertiser reports.
SA government wants to remove LGBTIQ discrimination
Under the proposed Equal Opportunity (religious groups) Amendment Bill, it will be illegal for religious organisations to discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity when providing:
- preschool, primary in addition to secondary education;
- health services;
- aged care;
- disability support services;
- foster care placement;
- emergency accommodation; and also
- public housing services.
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