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NEW ANTI-DISCRIMINATION LAWS FOR TASMANIA

A number of new amendments to the Tasmanian Anti-Discrimination Act will safeguard against discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity.

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6th October 2013 06:57

Alessia Valenza

The amendments which were passed by the Legislative Council on Thursday, extend protections from offensive conduct to prohibit a person from offending, humiliating, intimidating, insulting or ridiculing another person on the basis of their sexual orientation or sex and gender identities.

“These important reforms bring about a fairer and more inclusive Tasmania,” commented Tasmanians United for Marriage Equality convener, Andrew Badcock. “By passing this reform, Tasmania has strengthened its responsibility for a person’s right to protection from discrimination based on their sex, gender, and sexuality”.

For the first time, Tasmania’s anti-discrimination laws will extend protection to transgender and intersex people.

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