Tag: Law

Four In Five Australians Don't Want An Unequal Same-Sex Marriage Law: Poll

Four In Five Australians Don't Want An Unequal Same-Sex Marriage Law: Poll

If same-sex marriage becomes legal in Australia, almost four in five people want a law that doesn't single out gay couples with religious and conscientious exemptions, a new poll has found.The new poll comes as speculation grows over what a same-sex marriage bill should look like if Australia votes "yes" in the current postal survey, with tensions arising between opposing groups in both the government and the LGBTI community.The Galaxy poll, commissioned by PFLAG and provided to BuzzFeed News, canvassed 1,000 Australians on their views on same-sex marriage from October 26 to 30.In response to the question, "If the majority vote ‘yes’ in the postal survey, should same-sex couples be treated the same under the law compared with other couples?", 78% of respondents said yes.This fig
Revenge Porn Is Now Officially Illegal Under Marine And Navy Law

Revenge Porn Is Now Officially Illegal Under Marine And Navy Law

Revenge porn is now specifically banned in the US Navy Regulations, the document that outlines lawful orders for Marines and Navy personnel.An update was announced Tuesday that bans distributing an “intimate image” without the subject of the photo’s consent. A violation requires there be the intent to humiliate, harass, or threaten that person — or a reckless disregard that they would face humiliation, threats, or harassment.The change comes after revelations about Marines United, a closed Facebook page where thousands of active and retired Marines reportedly shared or had access to revenge porn involving women Marines. Other social media pages and sites showed similar activity across all branches of the military, and women in the photos have said they received harassm
North Carolina Lawmakers Have Reached A Deal To Repeal The Controversial Bathroom Law

North Carolina Lawmakers Have Reached A Deal To Repeal The Controversial Bathroom Law

North Carolina lawmakers announced Wednesday night they have reached an agreement to repeal a law that banned transgender people from certain bathrooms as well as cities' ability to pass laws against LGBT discrimination.The agreement came after months of failure among lawmakers to reach a compromise on repealing the controversial law known as HB2, which had drawn national attention. State legislators announced the agreement late Wednesday, adding that a new bill would be voted on Thursday.The new bill prohibits the state from regulating bathroom access. It also bans cities and local jurisdictions from passing laws "regulating private employment practices or regulating public accommodations" — such as the now-repealed law in Charlotte that aimed at banning discrimination of transgender
People Are Freaking Out Because A Union Boss Said It's Sometimes Ok To Break The Law

People Are Freaking Out Because A Union Boss Said It's Sometimes Ok To Break The Law

The new boss of the Australian Council of Trade Unions Sally McManus has said she’s fine with breaking some laws, when those laws are unjust and unfair. #ACTU boss @sallymcmanus: 'I believe in the rule of law ... But when it's unjust I don't think there's a problem wi… https://t.co/DYSWClh8p6 — abc730 (@abc730) ID: 10704444 In her first day in the job, McManus was challenged on ABC’s 7:30 by host Leigh Sales about the recent activity from construction union, the CFMEU.Sales started by asking McManus whether she believed in the rule of law and whether she’d distance the union movement from the CFMEU.Eventually, McManus said that when laws were unjust, it was ok to break the law.Here’s the full trans