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Lawmaker Tells Emotional Story of Gay Teen Nephew Who Died by Suicide

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While in various states, Republicans are pushing to censor literature and discussions about gender identity and sexual orientation, Australia is considering a Religious Discrimination Bill.

The legislation would allow faith-based organizations to discriminate against protected groups.Amid floor debate of the bill, MP Stephen Jones spoke about his teenage nephew who recently died by suicide.For me this is not an academic issue," he said of the bill. "Last week my family said farewell to my nephew Ollie.

He was just 15 when he took his own life. No mother or father should ever have to endure this sight, no brother should ever have to clean up afterward.

He was a beautiful, creative, courageous young man. He was loved and accepted by his parents, by his family, by his friends and community.

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