Australia to stop religious schools rejecting gay students

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Australia's prime minister has promised to ban religious schools from discriminating against gay students.

Scott Morrison said new legislation would "make it clear that no student of a non-state school should be expelled on the basis of their sexuality".

Some Australian states allow such schools to turn away gay students.

The issue has been hotly debated in the country after recommendations of a report on religious freedom were leaked earlier this week.

The report, commissioned after same-sex marriage was made legal last year,…

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