|Care vandalised in Canberra for having rainbow flag|
They're also deeply unimpressed with the marriage postal survey that's just been done, saying that it's no way to decide human rights. Also that whatever the results Australia should legislate immediately to bring about equality.
How long before the No people start accusing the UN of bullying them?
“The Committee is concerned about the explicit ban on same-sex marriage in the Marriage Act 1961 that results in discriminatory treatment of same-sex couples, including in matters related to divorce of couples who married overseas,” the UNHRC report read.
“While noting that the State party is currently taking a voluntary, non-binding postal survey on the legalisation of same-sex marriage, the Committee is of the view that resort to public opinion polls to facilitate upholding rights under the Covenant in general, and equality and non-discrimination of minority groups in particular, is not an acceptable decision-making method.
“Such an approach risks further marginalising and stigmatising members of minority groups.”
The UNCHR states Australia should revise its laws “irrespective of the results of the Australian Marriage Law Postal Survey” to ensure “all its laws and policies afford equal protection to LGBTI persons, couples and families”.
Human Rights Law Centre director of legal advocacy Anna Brown echoed the findings, saying “Australia is drawing international attention for all the wrong reasons”.
“The UN has tonight confirmed what Australian politicians should already know – human rights should not be put to a majority vote,” Ms Brown said in a statement. “Australia needs to do its job and vote on a bill to deliver equality and dignity for LGBTI couples across the country.” The New Daily
The cost to my friend’s car of displaying a rainbow flag. And this is in Canberra, one of the most tolerant places. #auspol #ssm #survey #marriageequality #shame #canberra pic.twitter.com/OC6lKGmjNE— Troy Simpson (@TroyPSimpson) November 10, 2017