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This article appeared in the Australian Equal Opportunity Tracker
 
Federal sexuality discrimination laws introduced
 

Legislation prohibiting discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation, gender identity and intersex status has been introduced into federal parliament.

The Sex Discrimination Amendment (Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and Intersex Status) Bill 2013, which will amend the Sex Discrimination Act 1984, also extends the existing prohibited discrimination ground of “marital status” to “marital or relationship status” in order to protect same-sex de facto couples from discrimination.

The Bill further introduces new exemptions, for conduct in compliance with the Marriage Act 1961, for conduct in compliance with prescribed Commonwealth, state or territory laws, and for requests for information and keeping of records in relation to sex and/or gender.

The Sex Discrimination Amendment (Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and Intersex Status) Bill 2013 was introduced on 21 March and commences on proclamation, but no later than six months after assent.

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