Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Anglican school leaders withdraw support for gay discrimination exemptions

From Australia-

Last week, the heads of 34 Anglican schools in New South Wales wrote to federal MPs urging them to protect exemptions in the Sex Discrimination Act that permitted them to sack or expel LGBTI staff and students.

Yesterday, the heads of Abbotsleigh private school for girls in Wahroonga and Barker College in Hornsby wrote to their communities, apologising for the distress the letter caused.
In response to criticism, the two school leaders signalled they would support the removal of the discrimination exemptions.

Meanwhile, former students from St Catherine's School in Waverley wrote to the school's headmistress, Julie Townsend, condemning her for a limp response to the backlash.

Dr Townsend, who signed the original letter from the Diocese of Sydney, said the exemptions were the only legislated protection of religious freedom the school enjoyed.

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