A sense of unease in many parts of the community about the religious freedom report and what else might be in it forced Mr Morrison on Thursday to be more emphatic. Legislated homophobia is not religiousfreedom because true religious freedom is the freedom not to discriminate Auspol LGBT pic. It was only three years ago that Elmhurst College in Illinois became the first institution to ask students about their sexual orientation on its admissions application. Armed conflict killedyoung children over five years, report. Confusion, an unexpected community backlash and the looming must-win Wentworth by-election have seen Mr Morrison backed into a corner over religious freedoms. Sorry, it looks like an error occurred. Follow SBS News to join in the conversation and never miss the latest live updates.
Guardian Australia understands the Ruddock proposal would require schools to publicly state its policy to gain the ability to discriminate against staff and students on the ground of sexuality.
Scott Morrison backtracks on law to expel gay students
Mr Shorten said he understood voters would be frustrated at the outcome but told reporters: Conservatives within the Coalition party room fear the conscience vote will wipe out protections for religious schools, raising the question of whether Mr Morrison will keep the idea when the debate on the issue resumes next year. Follow SBS News to join in the conversation and never miss the latest live updates. It is likely the legislation will act as a political wedge, forcing the government to introduce its own legislation to parliament in the next few days. Campus Pride also holds college fairs, and plans to host its first online college fair next year. Labor leader Bill Shorten announced a change in policy and a plan to work with the government to end discrimination. By submitting your name, you grant us permission to publish it with your letter.
A FEW short days ago, Prime Minister Scott Morrison refused to say whether he was comfortable with religious schools being able to reject gay students. A normally safe Liberal seat, its loss would plunge the government into uncertainty and end its one-seat majority, not to mention provide an embarrassing warning sign of its prospects at a general election. Related stories Free college idea picks up momentum Can historically black colleges serve mostly white students? Campus Pride also holds college fairs, and plans to host its first online college fair next year. Get the best of our award-winning coverage sent to you weekly.