Jay Weatherill will make an apology to LGBT community in the state parliament. Jay Weatherill announced today that he will make a public apology in the South Australia Parliament to LGBT communities for the way that they have been treated by the state in the past. The apology will comes as the Legislative House discusses, and is expected to pass, four key pieces of legislation affecting gay and transgender people.
On his Facebook page, Weatherill said, ‘For far too long, discrimination against our LGBTIQ community has been written into our state’s laws, causing pain and distress for many South Australians. I will deliver an apology for this discrimination on behalf of the South Australian House of Assembly on Thursday 1 December, at approximately 3.30pm in State Parliament. This apology follows the recent passage of a number of bills though the House of Assembly that, if passed by the Legislative Council, will right many of the wrongs of the past.’