Oct 7, 2016

Meet the US group inspiring the ACL’s new anti-gay legal strategy

One of this group's passions is challenging the legality of abortion exclusion zones.

Sally Whyte — Political reporter

Sally Whyte

Political reporter

The Australian Christian Lobby’s new legal arm, the Human Rights Law Alliance, will likely follow the pattern of litigation pursued by the Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF), a US -based homophobic group responsible for test cases and legal challenges that try to enforce a hard-line Christian version of the law.

Former ACL chief of staff and managing director of the Human Rights Law Alliance Martyn Iles confirmed to Crikey this week that the alliance had been founded and funded by the loud and influential lobby group in order to use the courts to defend freedoms of “conscience, religion and belief”.

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6 thoughts on “Meet the US group inspiring the ACL’s new anti-gay legal strategy

  1. leon knight

    If it walks like a duck, and quacks like a duck, kill it and cook it..!!

    1. Edna Prince

      A tasteless comment perhaps in the context of abortion.

      1. AR

        I think that you are being modestly Swiftian.

  2. Remi

    Is that logo a touch homoerotic, or am I just happy to see you ACL

  3. Tom James

    The ACL is bringing the worst elements of American culture to Australia. As a Christian, I cannot stand them. They don’t represent me or my faith. They cloak their hateful prejudices in the language of religion but they are awful, awful people at the fringes of society.

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