An Australian Sen. Ian Macdonald said during a meeting over a bill that would ban religious discrimination against LGBT students that parents have the right to decide whether children know gay parents exist.
Macdonald said that children from straight parents would feel uncomfortable knowing that gay people exist at a religious school.
Janet Rice, another committee member, told Junkee, “According to Ian Macdonald’s flawless logic, his personal uneasiness about two men sharing a bed means that school students shouldn’t know if their friends have gay dads. Or something. His comments demonstrate exactly why we need to remove discrimination against LGBTIQ+ people in schools. We LGBTIQ+ people exist, it’s time Macdonald gets over it.”