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Thursday, 29 May 1997
Page: 3937

To the Honourable the President and Members of the Senate in the Parliament assembled:

The petition of the undersigned shows: That Australian citizens oppose social, legal and economic discrimination against people on the basis of their sexuality or transgender identity and that such discrimination is unacceptable in a democratic society.

All Australian citizens, no matter their sexuality or transgender identity should have equal rights under all Australian laws.

Your petitioners request that the Senate should: pass the Australian Democrats Sexuality Bill to make it unlawful to discriminate or vilify on the basis of sexuality or transgender identity. Further that discrimination or vilification on the grounds of sexuality or transgender identity be open to redress and remedies at a national level.