Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender LGBT rights in Australia have advanced since the late-twentieth century. LGBT people in Australia are afforded protection from discrimination and are equally regarded as individuals who possess the same rights and responsibilities as others. Australia is a federation, with most laws affecting LGBT and intersex rights made by its states and territories. Between and , the states and territories progressively repealed anti-homosexuality laws that dated back to the days of the British Empire. All jurisdictions offer expungement schemes to clear the criminal records of people charged or convicted for consensual sexual acts that are no longer illegal.
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The facility—an otherwise inviting place, as large tennis venues go it seats seven and a half thousand , is airy, with good sightlines—is not named for someone who earned money in a reprehensible way, such as the slave trade, as is the case with buildings on multiple American college campuses. Court completed a singles Grand Slam, winning all four major titles in a calendar year, in , and her record of sixty-four major titles—singles and doubles and mixed-doubles combined—is unlikely to be eclipsed. The controversy concerns the views that Margaret Court voiced after she put down her tennis racquet. She has spent years loudly espousing anti-gay views and has shown no signs, as times have changed, of altering or even softening them. Court cites scripture as the source of her views. She came to her particular faith, she has said, while attending Bible school, in , five years after she retired from tennis. She has said that it got her through post-partum depression, and she believes that it cured some heart trouble she was having.
LGBT rights in Australia
The capped full-back will have his four-year contract ripped up by both the union and the Waratahs - meaning his hopes of playing at the World Cup in Japan this summer are over. The controversial full-back launched a hateful attack on social media telling the gay community that they are all going to hell. Folau, 30, posted a pic that said: "Warning. Drunks, homosexuals, adulterers, liars, fornicators, thieves, atheists, idolators.
The glittering rugby career of Wallabies and Waratahs star Israel Folau has all but come to a screeching and sudden halt. Israel Folau. Credit: AAP. Both organisations were unsuccesful in their attempts to contact the Wallabies and Waratahs fullback in the 24 hours from Wednesday to Thursday evening to question the deeply religious footballer about another anti-gay post on Instagram that listed "homosexuals" as one of eight groups of people whom "hell awaits".