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<b>LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL</b> - Signing ePetition

LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL - Signing ePetition - Vote against the Equality Legislation Amendment (LGBTIQA+) Bill 2023

To sign the ePetition, confirm you are a resident of New South Wales and enter your title, first name and last name. Once you click ‘submit’ you will have signed the ePetition and will be re-directed to the Legislative Council’s ‘ePetitions open for signature’ page.

Vote against the Equality Legislation Amendment (LGBTIQA+) Bill 2023

Petitioner: Ms Catherine Anderson-Karena | Member: Donnelly, Greg | No. of Signatories: 8,266 | Date closes: 10/09/2024 | Status: Open
To the President and Members of the Legislative Council, the petitioners of New South Wales bring to the attention of the House proposed amendments to a number of state laws with the introduction of the Equality Legislation Amendment (LGBTIQA+) Bill 2023. The petitioners call on all Members of the Legislative Council to protect women, children and people of religious faith and reject the proposed anti-women, anti-children and anti-religious reforms, including: • introducing sex self-ID that will allow anyone to change their legal sex, enabling males to legally identify as females and access women-only spaces, • enabling vulnerable children to concretise an opposite-sex identity by legally changing their sex, encouraging them further down harmful pathways of social and medical transitioning, • removing important exemption provisions for faith-based schools that currently enable them to uphold and teach their beliefs, doctrines and traditions, • further liberalising prostitution, which will remove protections for prostituted persons, and compound sexual objectification and exploitation of women and girls, and • removing current bans on overseas commercial surrogacy, which will encourage the commodification of vulnerable women as wombs for rent and children as products for sale. The petitioners draw to the attention of the House the results of the online survey conducted as part of the Legislative Assembly’s inquiry into the Bill: of the 13,258 people who responded, 85.13% opposed the Bill. The petitioners strongly urge the Parliament of NSW to reject the Equality Legislation Amendment (LGBTIQA+) Bill 2023 and protect the rights and freedoms of all citizens.

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