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The Victorian Premier Just Had A Huge Go At The NSW Government For Banning A Film About Gay Parenting

NSW banned a film about gay families from schools, and Daniel Andrews will not have a bar of it.

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You're probably well aware by now that the NSW government banned the film Gayby Baby from being shown during school hours after a media controversy stoked by The Daily Telegraph.

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Now, Victorian premier Daniel Andrews wants everyone to know that Victoria is not here for the ban.

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"The New South Wales Liberal Government has banned a film from being shown to high school classes after a newspaper called it homosexual propaganda," he wrote. "I'm getting really sick of this stuff."

The NSW government "couldn't be more wrong" in their banning of the film, wrote Andrews.

"Young people who are same-sex attracted often lead a quietly difficult life and they deserve our full support," he said.

"If you want to talk about things that confuse and distress young people, let's talk about telling thousands upon thousands of them that they aren't 'normal'."

"We won't put up with this kind of cruel rubbish in our state. If any young person is hurt by all this, please know that I stand with you. I'm on your side. So is the Victorian Government."

People praised Andrews on social media for his strong stance.

Thank you, Premier @DanielAndrewsMP. We could use a few more like you. https://t.co/I1LmZYujTO

Fantastic to see @DanielAndrewsMP stand up for understanding respect & #LGBTI rights to support great @gaybybaby doco http://t.co/MLqpp96s4P

At last, some worthwhile Vic v NSW biffo - Vic Premier @DanielAndrewsMP opens fire on Mike Baird and Co. #gayby https://t.co/ahv790BusF

good on you Daniel Andrews. https://t.co/y9IhBPRi7x

.@DanielAndrewsMP showing real leadership. A vital statement of support for the LGBTI community from the VIC premier https://t.co/PfIGdYMcSz

Lane Sainty is a reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in Sydney, Australia.

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