Senate debates

Thursday, 24 November 2011


Same-Sex Relationships

12:29 pm

Photo of Sarah Hanson-YoungSarah Hanson-Young (SA, Australian Greens) Share this | | Hansard source

I move:

That the Senate—

  (a)   notes:

  (i)   the Legislative Assembly of Saint Petersburg in Russia has proposed a new law which will allow authorities to impose fines for public discussion of lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) issues, and

  (ii)   the law would undermine the right to freedom of assembly and expression for LGBTI activists and community members, and has been condemned by human rights groups worldwide, including Amnesty International; and

  (b)   condemns the continuing discrimination in legislation against LGBTI people by a number of governments across the world.

Question negatived.