What's being said on facebook.com/southchinamorningpost
On transsexual in Hong Kong being granted right to get married:
Michael Anthony Phillips - The oh-so-religious, who have very little concept of human rights in an instance like this, will have a field day with this one!
Mike Brooks - Now we just need breakthroughs on pollution, housing, education, arts, alfresco dining, heritage, etc.
Yi Long - Good. This isn't about sexuality or preferences or whatever. It's about equal rights. Let's hope Hong Kong will also move forward when it comes to same-sex marriages.
On hygiene complaints over alfresco dining:
Nils Holgersson - The public loves it, tourists love it...and what does the government want to do? Have some common sense, rent out the public space to the stall owners against a small fee and let everyone be happy.
Mumph LT - Seems to me the public wants alfresco dining. So, why not change the ordinance that was never enforced unless it upsets someone important (rich). They can't enforce no smoking rules or idling engine bans.
Lau Hin Law - Remember the poor man's nightclub at Sheung Wan? It was a well-known tourist attraction. Why can't the government make some concession by letting people do some business at night? It not only reduces the number of people relying on welfare but creates another tourist attraction.
Patrick Shu Wing Lee - There are illegal extensions not only of restaurants but also shops and stores on busy streets. Departments concerned either do not care or just do not want to take action for one reason or another. The Ombudsman, a tiger without teeth, may criticise and condemn, but such chaos will remain with little improvements after a while.