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Religious-based exemptions from anti-discrimination law: Comparing jurisdictions that permit same-sex marriage

Gogarty, B ORCID: 0000-0002-9494-6598, Hilkemeijer, A ORCID: 0000-0003-3987-1439 and Westbury, D 2018 , 'Religious-based exemptions from anti-discrimination law: Comparing jurisdictions that permit same-sex marriage' , Alternative Law Journal , pp. 1-4 , doi:

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In response to the recent passage of same-sex marriage law and the establishment of a Religious Freedom Inquiry (the Ruddock Panel), there has been considerable public debate on whether current exemptions for religious bodies under anti-discrimination law should be extended to individuals with a religious or conscientious objection to same-sex marriage. The authors compared current proposals for widening exemptions in anti-discrimination legislation to the legal position in the 29 other jurisdictions which permit same-sex marriage. If proposals that are currently debated were enacted, Australia would be the only jurisdiction to wind back its protections for LGBTIQ+ individuals against discrimination.

Item Type: Article
Authors/Creators:Gogarty, B and Hilkemeijer, A and Westbury, D
Keywords: discrimination, human rights, LGBTI, religion and the law, same-sex marriage, sex discrimination, same sex marriage, comparative law, human rights law, marriage equality, Australia
Journal or Publication Title: Alternative Law Journal
Publisher: Sage Publications Ltd
ISSN: 1037-969X
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