Principal psychologist, Mary Magalotti has taken a stand against the Australian Government. In an interview with The Age, Mary Magalotti highlighted that the questions on the Census were disrespectful towards those in the same-sex couple. Our Director, Jodie Brenton and the Life Resolutions team are proud to support Mary Magalotti and those in the LGBTQ+ community.
In the interview, Mary stated that “despite having two mothers on their birth certificates it forces you to say where the father is from”. Mary and many others in the LGBTQ+ community feel that this is not only disrespectful to the couple but the children as well.
Mary continues to point out that the census is “supposed to provide crucial insights into our changing society” however, not allowing same sex-couples to accurately provide answers defeats the purpose of these questions.
“Unfortunately, as a gay woman, I am used to being ignored and treated as unequal. I felt distressed for my children who weren’t represented… I felt it was biased and discriminatory.”
The way that the Australian Government treated and recognized same-sex couples was “simply wasn’t good enough”.
Mary Magalotti, Jodie Brenton and the Life Resolutions team believe in recognition and equality for all, no matter their background, sexuality or identity. Our team is constantly striving for higher standards when it comes to inclusivity and equality.
Our team are passionate about providing support for everyone, especially those in the LGBTQ+ community. Lead by Mary Magalotti, our team of psychologists are experienced in working with those within the LGBTQ+ community and understand the challenges that they may face.
To learn more about Mary Magalotti, Jodie Brenton and Life Resolutions, you can visit our website. We provide a range of services including those dealing with sexuality, identity and LGBTQ+ issues. You can get more information on our website, or by chatting to a member of our friendly team.