Homosexuality Policy 1973

HOMOSEXUALITY

Annual General Meeting (October 1973).

'That there should be no discrimination against homosexuals on the basis of their homosexuality and that State and Commonwealth governments should act to ensure full and substantive equality to homosexuals. In particular, the relevant sections of the Crimes and Summary Offences Acts should be amended; economic discrimination against homosexuals, for example in employment, should be eliminated. There should be strict controls over medical experimentation on human guinea pigs and that the raping of male homosexuals in jails should be stopped, perhaps by segregating them for their own protection. The Council for Civil Liberties considers that a Commonwealth governmental inquiry should be established with judicial powers to report upon ways of ensuring such equality. Any such enquiry should include amongst its members both male and female homosexuals.'