Australia

The Gillard Government will introduce legislation to protect Australians against discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity and intersex status.

The new sexual orientation protection will build on the Labor Government’s reforms to 85 Commonwealth Acts which removed discrimination against same-sex couples and their children.

Those changes ensure that same-sex relationships are now treated in the same way as other de facto relationships for the purposes of Commonwealth entitlements and programs, including taxation, superannuation, health, aged care, immigration, child support and family law.

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