18 June 2015
On the 11 June 2015 Latrobe City Councillor Christine Sindt published the below statement on Facebook.
“ Same-Sex marriage “ is an oxymoron. Marriage is defined as a union between a man and a woman. Men and women are different sexes, so how can you have “same sex marriage” ? I wonder what Mr.Chester’s wife thinks about this ? There have been some amazing scandals in British Parliament involving young boys and Parliamentarians”.
NSW Anti-Discrimination Campaigner Garry Burns has taken the action against Ms.Sindt under the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977 ( NSW ) alleging that statement is unlawful because it has a capacity or effect of inciting hatred towards or serious contempt or serious ridicule of homosexual men on the ground of their homosexuality and that act is unlawful.
Mr.Burns successfully sued radio broadcaster John Laws over his “ on air “ rant with stable mate Steve Price in relation to a discussion that homosexual males should not be seen on live television.
Mr.Burns successfully sued Katter Australian Party candidate Tess Corbett over her statement’s linking homosexuality to pedophilia.
Ms.Corbett ran for the Federal seat of Wannon in the 2013 election.
“ For highly distressing reasons , the Australian public at the present day is being made particularly aware of the serious long lasting psychological damage suffered by victims of pedophilia. At any time and especially at this time , and pronouncement that “brackets” ….homosexual people with pedophiles is capable of ….urging ( people) to treat homosexuals as deserving to be hated or to be regarded with serious contempt. Ms.Corbett claims … do not merely offend or insult: they incite these negative reactions”,  said Judicial Member Chesterman in his judgement.
 Mr.Burns said , “ What is it with these incongruous imbeciles in Victoria like Corbett and Sindt. Don’t they realise it’s 2015 and the camp Hollywood legend Miss.Bette Davis is no longer strutting across our once 50’s black and white television set chain smoking. All politicians before entering public life should go back to school and do a course on diversity”.
Garry Burns
Cr Christine Sindt