SMH: Citipointe Christian College reaches settlement with parents over gender contracts

Excerpt from the Sydney Morning Herald: 

The Pentecostal Christian school that made national headlines after issuing a controversial student gender and sexuality contract, Citipointe Christian College, has reached a settlement with parents.

The Public Interest Advocacy Centre said the school’s expression of regret showed how anti-discrimination laws need to be changed to prevent schools around the country from implementing special rules against LGBTI students and teachers.

“All students should have the right to learn and grow, free from the fear of discrimination on the basis of their sexual orientation or gender identity,” director Alastair Lawrie said in a statement.

“The Commonwealth Government must urgently implement the Australian Law Reform Commission’s straight-forward recommendations to ensure every student, in every classroom around the country, is finally protected.”

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