Sexual Orientation and Identity Policy

Key Principles

  • Rainbow communities are entitled to equal opportunities in law and in practice.
  • Rainbow and heterosexual partnerships are equally entitled to respect and support.
  • Parenting skills are distinct from sexual orientation or gender identity.
  • Community development is crucial for the empowerment of rainbow communities.
  • All people, no matter what their health or partnership status, have the right to adequate medical care and protection from discrimination within the health services.
  • The interests and identity of rainbow students in schools and tertiary institutions need to be protected.
  • Rainbow communities are entitled to fair and just treatment in their dealings with police, penal institutions, courts, and the military.

Read the full policy here