National LGBTI advocacy group, just.equal, has urged Australia’s new Prime Minister, Scott Morrison, to govern for all Australians including the LGBTI community.
Speaking after Mr Morrison replaced Malcolm Turnbull as Prime Minister, just.equal spokesperson, Rodney Croome, said, “We’re concerned that Mr Morrison opposed marriage equality during the postal survey, and is a proponent of so-called ‘religious freedom’ laws that would allow greater discrimination against LGBTI people.”
“We hope Mr Morrison will govern for all Australians, and not use ‘religious freedom’ as an excuse to erode equal rights and protections for LGBTI Australians. Our message to Mr Morrison is that LGBTI people are Australians too, are as Prime Minister he has a duty to look after our welfare and protect our rights along with all other Australians.”
For more information about just.equal, visit: www.equal.org.au for details.
Image: Prime Minister Scott Morrison