THE GUERRILLA ANGEL REPORT — In Australia this week, new national gender diversity legislation was proposed to fix inconsistent existing laws. By unifying all state and territory laws into one national law, trans and LGBT Australians will have the strongest anti-discrimination protection to date.
Anna Brown of the Victorian Gay and Lesbian Rights Lobby: “For the first time, a national law will outlaw discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity, protecting our fundamental right to be free from discrimination and harassment. . . . A new simplified regime with stronger protections that actually make sense to people
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The city of Syracuse, NY this week passed a law that prohibits discrimination based on one’s “actual or perceived sex, or their gender identity or expression.” This law amends an existing 1990 anti-discrimination law that excludes transgender people. The new law prohibits discrimination in, among other things, housing, employment, and public accommodations.
Mayor Stephanie Miner: “It is an honor to serve as mayor of a city that has such a commitment to diversity and protecting our transgender brothers and sisters. This legislation will continue our longstanding efforts to ensure all Syracusans are able to live and work in a safe environment and send the message that we are a community which cares and will not tolerate discrimination.”
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