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To: NSW Parliament

Support LGBTIQ+ kids, stop Mark Latham's Bill!

Support LGBTIQ+ kids, stop Mark Latham's Bill!

1. Vote down Mark Latham's Bill. Not only will this bill take away the limited support services available for LGBTI+ kids, it will also remove any mention of the LGBTI+ community from all aspects of school life.
2. Provide gender diverse education and support services in schools. The NSW Parliament should stand with LGBTI+ kids and staff and extend school support for the queer community.

Why is this important?

Mark Latham's Education Legislation Amendment (Parental Rights) Bill 2020 is a dangerous attack to LGBTIQ+ kids and staff.

If passed, the Bill will:

-prohibit trans and gender diverse content being taught in health and physical education classes.
- prohibit teachers from mentioning the existence of LGBTI+ characters, people or events in other subjects like English or History.
- prohibit counsellors from giving advice to students on the subject of gender fluidity.
- force teachers to refuse to call students by their preferred pronouns.
- teachers who do not comply could lose their accreditation and their jobs.
- allow parents and guardians to remove their child from any course that mentions sexuality.
- force schools to consult with parents and guardians at the start of each year about any course which mentions sexuality (and change the courses accordingly).
- legitimise the stigmatization of intersex students.

This Bill goes further even than the Religious Discrimination Bill that the Morrison government has waiting in the shadows - which itself would legalise discrimination towards LGBTI+ people in Australia. Latham's Bill goes further as a calculated attempt to erase the very existence of LGBTI+ people and force kids and staff back into the closet.

Please share this petition to keep up the fight!


Reasons for signing

  • I signed because who in their right mind think they can take away others right to live how they want to
  • i signed because this bill makes me infuriated. Who in their right mind makes a bill restricted human rights, especially of youth. Why progress backwards.
  • This bill is anti-democratic! It's basically giving schools the authority to censor teachers. It's completely hypocritical of Latham (a free speech advocate) to even try and push such an idiotic bill! For the sake of liberty, don't let this bill pass!!!

Updates

2020-08-25 18:02:26 +1000

1,000 signatures reached

2020-08-19 22:38:47 +1000

500 signatures reached

2020-08-17 18:34:38 +1000

100 signatures reached

2020-08-17 17:08:32 +1000

50 signatures reached

2020-08-17 16:33:16 +1000

25 signatures reached

2020-08-16 22:52:39 +1000

10 signatures reached