Scott Morrison says LGBTQ students have never been expelled for their sexuality

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Scott Morrison claims LGBT students have never been kicked out of a religious school because of their sexuality and people of faith are the REAL victims

  • Scott Morrison says there is ‘no evidence’ of LGBTQ students being expelled
  • Prime minister said religious people were being discriminated against every day
  • The religious discrimination laws would be a priority for a re-elected coalition 
  • Mr Morrison will spend the rest of his Sunday at a campaign rally in Melbourne 

Scott Morrison says there is no evidence LGBT students have been expelled from religious schools on the basis of their sexuality.

Amid renewed debate over the government’s religious discrimination bill, a signature policy the coalition took to the last election but failed to implement, the prime minister did not commit to an exact timeline for amendments to the Sex Discrimination Act.

Mr Morrison said the sex discrimination amendments preventing LGBT students being expelled on the basis of their sexuality would be addressed sequentially, after the religious bill was dealt with, but did not say how soon after.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison said there is ‘no evidence’ LGBTQ students have been expelled from religious schools

Five government MPs crossed the floor on the matter when the bill was debated earlier this year to protect LGBT students.

However, the prime minister said he had not seen reports of LGBT students being expelled.

‘We’ve been having this conversation for about the last four years, and on each occasion, it has been presented that apparently students are being expelled … there is no evidence of that at all, there’s none,’ he told reporters in Melbourne on Sunday.

‘The point is it doesn’t happen … religious schools themselves don’t wish to do that.’

New religious discrimination laws have been a topic of hot debate over fears LGBTQ students could be punished in religious institutions

New religious discrimination laws have been a topic of hot debate over fears LGBTQ students could be punished in religious institutions

 However, he said, religious people were being discriminated against every day.

The prime minister said he had been disappointed ‘politics were played’ with the bill, despite his own MPs crossing the floor on the issue.

Mr Morrison earlier said the religious discrimination laws would be a priority for a re-elected coalition.

However, frontbencher Sussan Ley refused to comment on how the government would handle the bill.

‘I’m not focused on what happens after the election,’ she said.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison said there was no evidence LGBTQ students were being expelled from religious schools but that religious people are discriminated against every day

Prime Minister Scott Morrison said there was no evidence LGBTQ students were being expelled from religious schools but that religious people are discriminated against every day

‘Right now, we’re not painting a picture of what we might do in government after the election.’

Mr Morrison denied the government was hiding its agenda from voters ahead of the May 21 poll.

‘Over the course of this election, we’ve been setting our policies each and every day,’ he said.

The prime minister said the government’s stance on the religious discrimination laws remained the same, despite it not being legislated in the last parliamentary term.

Mr Morrison will spend the rest of Sunday at a campaign rally in Melbourne alongside other Victorian MPs including Treasurer Josh Frydenberg.

The treasurer is under threat of losing his blue-ribbon seat of Kooyong to independent Monique Ryan.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10793749/Scott-Morrison-says-LGBTQ-students-never-expelled-sexuality.html

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