Gay and Lesbian Rights

Gay and Lesbian Rights

Book - 2007
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Gay men and lesbians face widespread discrimination on the basis of their sexual identity. Australia¿s international human rights obligations require governments to take all necessary measures to eliminate sexuality discrimination, however current federal, state and territory laws provide only limited protection against discrimination and also lack uniformity. This book explores a range of discrimination issues concerning gay men and lesbians, including in the areas of employment, superannuation, compensation, leave and other entitlements, health, age of consent, vilification and violence, gays and lesbians in the armed forces and clergy, and legal recognition of same-sex relationships. Gays and lesbians are not allowed to get married according to the Marriage Act, however moves are underway to recognise same-sex civil unions in spite of differences between the views and legislation of federal and state governments. What is the extent of homophobia in the Australian community, and how does it affect the human rights of gay and lesbian people? Chapter 1: Same-Sex Entitlements and Law Reform Chapter 2: Homophobia and Discrimination Glossary; Facts and Figures; Additional Resources; Index
Publisher: Thirroul, N.S.W. : 2007
ISBN: 9781920801618
Branch Call Number: YNF 323.32640994 GAYA
Characteristics: 44 p. : ill. ; 30 cm
Additional Contributors: Healey, Justin


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