Editor's note

On November 15, it will be one year since the result of the marriage equality postal vote – an emphatic “yes” – was announced to widespread jubilation. Since then, writes Timothy W. Jones, there have been about 100 same-sex weddings a week. But it has been a mixed time for the LGBT community – many are still dealing with the trauma the marriage-equality vote provoked, and there are constant reminders that much work remains to be done.

One of those, for example, was that leaked recommendations of the Ruddock religious freedom review shone a light on the extent to which some institutions are allowed to discriminate against LGBT people. Jones argues it’s now time to renegotiate the balance of rights between the protection of LGBT people from discrimination and the permission we give people of faith to discriminate on the basis of sex.

Amanda Dunn

Section Editor: Politics + Society

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The results of the SSM vote brought great jubilation on November 15, 2017- but the fight is not yet over. AAP/Luis Enrique Ascui

A year since the marriage equality vote, much has been gained – and there is still much to be done

Timothy W. Jones, La Trobe University

The marriage equality debate brought the rights of LGBT Australians to the fore - now we need to turn our attention to the ways they are still discriminated against.


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