Case Type: Freedom of Religion

Chris – Lost Job Due to Religious Discrimination

10TH FEBRUARY, 2021

Chris* is a government employee who had worked with his department for 30 years. Some staff, supported by the Department, frequently circulated emails promoting LGBT issues including an encouragement to attend and support “pride” functions….

Jonathan and Sandra – Forced Against Conscience

10TH FEBRUARY, 2021

Jonathan* and Sandra’s* daughter Kate*, was diagnosed in childhood with psychological instability and emotional trauma. In her early-20s, Kate announced that she now identified as a male and expected family and friends to do the…

Michelle – Accreditation Stripped After Activist Complaint

10TH FEBRUARY, 2021

Michelle* is a mental health counsellor who was stripped of her accreditation after receiving a complaint from a political activist. Michelle had never received a complaint from an LGBT+ client and never spoken on LGBT+…

Jeremy – Discipline for Social Media Comments

10TH FEBRUARY, 2021

Jeremy* is a Christian medical practitioner with over 40 years’ experience. He shared his opinion on social media regarding psychological challenges faced by LGBT+ people and an anonymous complaint was made to the Medical Board….

Madeline – Lost Job Due to Religious Discrimination

10TH FEBRUARY, 2021

Madeline is a Christian who was an entertainer for a children’s party business in Canberra. During the leadup to the 2017 Same-Sex Marriage postal vote, Madeline posted on Facebook, ‘It’s ok to vote no’. When…

Marcus – Denied Job Due to Religious Discrimination

10TH FEBRUARY, 2021

Marcus* is a support worker who helps troubled youth in the community. He is also a Christian and holds traditional views on sexuality.  As part of his role, Marcus was asked to sit a psychological…

Riley Soares – Excluded from College

10TH FEBRUARY, 2021

Riley is a practicing Catholic who is same-sex attracted but lives a celibate life in accordance with Catholic teaching. Riley stood for traditional marriage during the 2017 marriage campaign and was outspoken about his opposition…

Byron and Keira Hordyk – Denied the Ability to Foster

10TH FEBRUARY, 2021

Byron and Keira Hordyk love children and have three children of their own. As committed Christians, they are always looking for ways to be of service to others. Knowing that so many children are born…

Neil – Christian Business Vandalised

10TH FEBRUARY, 2021

Neil* is the owner of a surf shop that raises funds for Christian ministry efforts to help the poor and needy. A journalist wrote an article in the local paper alleging that a t-shirt he…

Dr Weerakoon – Reputation and Career Attacked

10TH FEBRUARY, 2021

Dr. Patricia Weerakoon was born in Sri Lanka and trained as a doctor in her home country and the United States. She has been an academic sexologist living in Australia for decades and has devoted…

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