Penny Wong’s bill will have a serious impact on religious schools and other religious bodies.
Religious schools face significant restrictions if the majority report is implemented.
it was a common claim by advocates for the reform that, apart from the one issue of same-sex couples being able to marry, “nothing would change”.
Religious schools cannot operate if their ethos is undermined by their being forced to adopt policies which contradict those religious beliefs.
The proposed bill threatens religious freedom by protecting teachers’ homosexual activity.