Off to court (again)

Yesterday the High Court granted leave to Gary Burns, the New South Wales Attorney General and the State of New South Wales to appeal against my win in the New South Wales Court of Appeal earlier this year.

For those who are unaware, Gary Burns is a homosexual activist. Since mid-2014 he has lodged at least 32 complaints against me for homosexual vilification.

This includes complaints that I ‘vilified’ homosexuals for criticising naked homosexual men at the Toronto Pride Parade who exposed themselves to children (you can read the offending article here). It also includes complaints that I ‘victimised’ Gary Burns by publishing emails that he sent to Islamic organisations offering them my personal details, including my residential address (you can read that offending article here).

The New South Wales Anti-Discrimination Board (ADB), being the unbiased but pro-homosexual marriage organisation that it is, somehow managed to spare time from its important business of marching at the Mardi Gras or wearing it purple to wade through Burns’ complaints, rubber stamp them and then send them off to the New South Wales Civil and Administrative Tribunal.

The ADB was so efficient at this that it even sent off one complaint twice and refused to provide me with any information about its ‘investigations’, as it is required to do so by law. By the way, this is the same ADB that included the now disgraced Emam Sharobeem – she has just been dragged before ICAC for falsifying documents and spending large amounts of public money on speeding tickets and her son’s liposuction.

Until the Court of Appeal ruling I was facing fines of up to $1.6 million for my views on marriage and morality. However, it ruled that it was unconstitutional for the New South Wales Civil and Administrative Tribunal to hear Burns’ complaints against me. Essentially, I live in Queensland and my conduct is not regulated by New South Wales laws.

The New South Wales Court of Appeal did not investigate the background of the complaints and limited its deliberations to important but fairly dry legal issues relating to jurisdiction, the role of tribunals and the power of the states and Commonwealth. The appeal to the High Court will challenge its ruling that the New South Wales Civil and Administrative Tribunal cannot hear matters against non-New South Wales residents.

Obviously, however, these dry legal issues do have very significant implications for the expression of traditional and conservative viewpoints on issues such as marriage and morality in Australia.

And that is why, once again, I will be off to court. I’ll keep you posted as events unfold.

Author: Bernard Gaynor

Bernard Gaynor is a married father of eight children. He has a background in military intelligence, Arabic language and culture and is an outspoken advocate of conservative and family values.

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