Posts Tagged ‘Martine Delaney’

Transgender activist withdraws Church discrimination case

Tuesday, May 10th, 2016

A Tasmanian transgender activist has withdrawn her anti-discrimination case against the Catholic Church over a marriage booklet. Martine Delaney had complained to Tasmania’s Anti-Discrimination Commission about a booklet produced by Australia’s Catholic bishops. The booklet, titled “Don’t Mess with Marriage”, was a pastoral letter from the bishops sparked by the same-sex marriage debate. Ms Delaney Read more

Motion for Church free speech blocked in Aussie Senate

Tuesday, November 17th, 2015

A motion in the Australian senate to protect the Catholic Church’s right to distribute its “Don’t mess with marriage” pamphlet has been blocked. Former Australian cabinet minister Senator Eric Abetz put up the motion in the senate on Thursday. This was on the same day as it was confirmed that Tasmania’s anti-discrimination commissioner is to conduct an Read more

Aussie bishops could face anti-discrimination probe

Friday, October 2nd, 2015

A Green politician has laid a complaint with Tasmania’s Anti-Discrimination Commissioner over a marriage booklet produced by Australia’s Catholic bishops. Martine Delaney has asked the commissioner’s office to investigate Hobart Archbishop Julian Porteous and the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference. At issue is the booklet “Don’t Mess with Marriage”, produced by the bishops earlier this year. Read more