Tasmanian Upper House votes against extending anti discrimination act to include sexual orientation
LGBTI advocates have slammed Tasmania’s Upper House for voting against expanding the act to prohibit offensive and humiliating conduct on the grounds of sexual orientation. The Upper House voted eight to six not to include these extra grounds.
Advocates say the decision effectively condones anti gay material.
Tasmanian Gay and Lesbian Rights Group spokesperson, Rodney Croome, said "It is unbelievable that the day after a damaging, hate-filled, anti-gay election flyer was made public, the Upper House voted down an attempt to prohibit such materials."
"The Upper House is effectively saying to hate-mongers, do your worst, we don't care."
Croome says the TGLRG will be lobbying the Government not to accept the Upper House’s decision.