Senate debates

Monday, 4 December 2017

Motions

Sexual Discrimination

4:26 pm

Photo of Anne UrquhartAnne Urquhart (Tasmania, Australian Labor Party) Share this | Hansard source

At the request of Senators Wong, Smith and Rice, I move:

That the Senate—

(a) recognises that:

  (i) lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, and queer (LGBTIQ) people face discrimination on the basis of their sexual orientation and identity,

  (ii) LGBTIQ people everywhere deserve to live in safe and inclusive societies, and

  (iii) Australian society embraces diversity, ensuring that LGBTIQ people are safe, valued and respected;

(b) notes:

  (i) that Australian Governments of both persuasions have sought to promote and protect lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, and queer human rights in Australia and internationally, and

  (ii) the ongoing and urgent challenges facing the protection of LGBTIQ human rights; and

(c) urges all parliamentarians to unreservedly commit to protecting the rights of LGBTIQ people and communities globally.

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