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Qld slowly working to give LGBTIQ community equal rights

Amy Remeikis resports in the Brisbane Times (20.5.16) on the progress being made by the state government to redress entrenched inequality and discrimination against Queensland’s lesbian and gay communities. This comes as federal Labor pledged to appoint a LGBTIQ Discrimination Commissioner to the Human Rights Commission if elected, to “help build a more inclusive Australia.”

‘Slowly – very slowly – Queensland is working on correcting a raft of legislation which have given it the reputation as one of Australia’s worst jurisdictions for gay rights.

‘After decades of inaction, which saw the state’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Intersex and Queer community ostracised and left at a disadvantage under the law, the last year has seen Queensland inch closer to legislative equality.

‘State-sanctioned civil partnership ceremonies were reinstated in April, after a conscience vote in the Queensland Parliament saw the vast majority of MPs support the legislation the Newman Government wound back in 2012.’

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