Greens motion to commit to tackling trans and homophobia blocked by Christian Democrats
Greens LGBTI spokeperson Dr Mehreen Faruqi’s notice of motion to acknowledge IDAHOT and call for the NSW government to recommit to fighting the discrimination and oppression of LGBTI people was blocked this morning.
The Christian Democrats objected to notice of motion, causing the motion to stall.
Faruqi’s two part motion acknowledged the significance of IDAHOT and called for an end to the oppression of LGBTI people.
You can read Faruqui’s motion below;
1. That this House notes that:
(a) Saturday 17 May 2014 marked the International Day Against Homophobia and
(b) IDAHOT has been celebrated on 17 May each year since 2005,
(c) hundreds of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) activists and community
groups around New South Wales recognised the day with events and functions, and
(d) LGBT people continue to face appalling oppression and discrimination across the world
every single day.
2. That this House calls on the New South Wales Government to recommit to addressing and tackling systemic oppression of, and discrimination against, LGBT and intersex people in New South Wales.