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news.com.au 24 Nov, 2021 22:45 am

Amanda Stoker: Morrison government’s proposed Religious Discrimination Bill leaves room for refusing to hire gay teachers

Amanda Stoker: Morrison government’s proposed Religious Discrimination Bill leaves room for refusing to hire gay teachers
Despite assurances from the government that the proposed Religious Discrimination Bill won’t allow schools to expel gay students and fire gay teachers, the Deputy Attorney-General has wavered.

Despite assurances from the government that the proposed Religious Discrimination Bill won’t allow schools to expel gay students and fire gay teachers, the Deputy Attorney-General has wavered.Queensland senator Amanda Stoker says under the proposed religious discrimination bill, religious schools could refuse to hire a gay teacher.” Prime Minister Scott Morrison delivered the Religious Discrimination Bill in the House of Representatives in Parliament House Canberra.“To deny protection from discrimination for their religious beliefs is to tear at the very fabric of multiculturalism in this country.

LGBTIQ+ activists are concerned about the Religious Discrimination Bill.Attorney-General Michaelia Cash has said the government is prepared to consider any recommendations made through the senate process but believes the Bill strikes a good balance between religious discrimination and protecting human rights.

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