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Greens alarmed by push to suspend anti-discrimination laws in plebiscite

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Robert Simms 16 Feb 2016

Australian Greens marriage equality spokesperson Senator Robert Simms is calling on the Government to reject the Australian Christian Lobby's push to suspend anti-discrimination laws in any plebiscite on marriage equality.

"These laws are designed to protect Australians from acts of hatred, vilification and incitement," Senator Simms said.

"By advocating for these laws to be suspended the ACL has let the cat of the bag and exposed its intention to run an ugly and discriminatory campaign against marriage equality.

"The ACL has a history of scraping the bottom of barrel and fanning the flames of hatred and division against LGBTI people.

"The Turnbull Government should not be giving this group taxpayer money to run its hate campaign and should reject any push to suspend anti-discrimination laws within any Australian jurisdiction."

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