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SA premier to deliver diversity apology

AAP logoAAP 25/11/2016

South Australian Premier Jay Weatherill will apologise to people of sexual and gender diversity for the years the state's laws have discriminated against them, causing pain and distress.

Mr Weatherill will deliver the apology in state parliament next week on behalf of the lower house as a number of bills make their way through the upper house in a bid to end discrimination against the LGBTIQ community.

The bills, which have been passed by the lower house, include allowing same-sex couples to adopt and access assisted reproductive technology, establish a relationship register and make it easier for people to get a new birth certificate recognising a change of gender.

They all come up for debate in the upper house from Tuesday.

Mr Weatherill said South Australia had long been a leader in LGBTIQ reofrm and his apology was another important step forward that would mean a lot to many people.

"I want to let the South Australian LGBTIQ commuity know that I am sorry for the discrimination within the state's laws that they have experienced in the past," he said.

"I am committed to ensuring the quality exists in our laws."

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