It’s the last sitting week of Parliament, time to tell the politicians to stop the bigot bill!
The federal Liberal government wants to introduce a “religious freedom” bill that gives bigots more powers to discriminate against employees, patients, students, clients, and customers.
The vast majority of Australian society opposes special rights for religious bigots to discriminate. A 2019 Essential poll found that 64% believe that people should not be allowed to use the excuse of “religious freedom” to abuse others. And a 2018 YouGov Galaxy poll found that a whopping 80% of people oppose the right of religious schools to fire or expel gay teacher and students.
“Religious freedom” is nothing more than a Trojan Horse for a right-wing minority of employers, politicians and megachurch hierarchs fighting to extend their power and privilege. The majority of Australia supports LGBTI and women’s rights, and if we stand together against the bigots, we can defeat their attacks and protect our right to be free from discrimination.
So join us to rally and say no right to discriminate!