The NSW Law Reform Commission has been asked to review and report on the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977 (NSW).
Anti-Discrimination NSW supports amending the grounds in the Act to include protection based on sexual orientation, gender identity and intersex (or innate variations of sex characteristics).
Learn more about the Law Reform Commission’s process at lawreform.nsw.gov.au.
Homosexual vilification is against the law. It is a public act that could incite hatred, serious contempt or severe ridicule towards people who are homosexual.
Public acts include:
If you feel you have been vilified, you can contact us to make a complaint.
If you are unsure if you have experienced homosexual vilification or need more information, you can contact our enquiry service.
Any public act that threatens or incites violence towards a person or group of persons on the basis of their race, religious belief or affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, intersex status or HIV/AIDS status is a criminal offence that should be referred to the police.
09 Feb 2024
We acknowledge Aboriginal people as the First Nations Peoples of NSW and pay our respects to Elders past, present and future. We acknowledge the ongoing connection Aboriginal people have to this land and recognise Aboriginal people as the original custodians of this land.