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Sydney MP introduces bill to stop religious schools discriminating against LGBT students

Independent MP Alex Greenwich wants the New South Wales State Parliament to pass a bill which would prevent religious schools from expelling, punishing and refusing to accept students because of their LGBT status.

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27th September 2013 07:19

Alessia Valenza | ILGA Oceania

‘Currently NSW private school students can be expelled for being gay, lesbian, transgender, a teen mum, or a having a disability,’ Greenwich said in introducing his bill earlier today.

‘The threat of expulsion has a negative impact on what are often vulnerable students and their learning and development.’

Greenwich told the parliament about the experiences of several young LGBT people who had spoken to him.

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