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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Don't use the law to discriminate against domestic workers

    Posted Mar 26th 2013, 12:00am by BEAU LEFLER

    ... Beau Lefler Beau Lefler says the courts should uphold principle of equality before law Laws that oppress the weak are a poor servant of justice In Hong Kong, people enthuse over the "rule of law" and its long-standing presence here. It is the ca ...

  2. Ex-EOC gender director loses discrimination suit

    Posted Feb 12th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Loretta Fong A former Equal Opportunities Commission official has lost her lawsuit against the commission, a former chairwoman and a former chief executive for sexual and disability discrimination. Former director of gender affairs Priscilla Sit Ka-yin claimed damages and wage losses after she was dismissed one year into a three-year contract. The job paid HK$150,000 a month. ...

  3. Gender-confused young woman admits using brother's ID card

    Posted Aug 04th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Loretta Fong A young woman said to be suffering from gender-identity disorder admitted using her elder brother's identity card to avoid responsibility for a theft, Eastern Court heard ... for the defence said that Ng, who admires her brother, started to behave and dress like a boy in 2002. A medical report submitted to court said she was suffering from a gender-identity disorder. ...

  4. HK 'needs symbolic gender laws'

    Posted Jan 20th 2007, 12:00am by Polly Hui

    ... Polly Hui The chairman of the Equal Opportunities Commission said yesterday he would welcome the passage of legislation to promote gender equality, but it should not be used to punish ... and Hong Kong experiences in fostering gender equality. He said existing legislation- the Family Status Discrimination and Sexual Discrimination ordinances- were largely regulatory laws and did ...

  5. Transsexual can appeal against marriage ban

    Posted Mar 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... was described as female on her identity card. 'W' was born male, underwent surgery to become female and had her identity card changed to reflect her gender. But the Registrar of Marriages insisted only a person's gender at birth counts for the purposes of marriage, and that a union between people of the same biological sex cannot be celebrated. The Court of Final Appeal ...

  6. Sex-change woman's right to wed argued

    Posted Oct 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... interpretation of sex, gender and marriage should be embraced in light of social changes. In the Court of Appeal, Philip Dykes SC, for the transsexual, known only as W, argued the lower court erred ... Singapore and Malaysia allowed transgender people to marry in their acquired gender. Dismissing the case in October last year, Mr Justice Andrew Cheung Kui-nung ruled that the definition ...

  7. Legislation best route on sex change, court told

    Posted Aug 11th 2010, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... male and female. As the law was gender-neutral, she should have the right to marry. Government doctors have classified W as female, and she has had her gender on her ID changed to female. ...

  8. Boy or girl?

    Posted May 17th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Thousands of couples from around the world are flocking to expensive US clinics that enable them to choose the sex of their next baby. What do you think of fertility treatments to select gender? Write to us ...

  9. Bank faces sex discrimination case

    Posted Feb 18th 2009, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... Joyce Man A former Bank of America (National Association) employee, who claims she was fired because of her gender, is suing the bank. Sunny Tadjudin filed a writ in the District Court yesterday claiming the company discriminated against her and fired her because she is a woman. She is seeking compensation and an apology. ...

  10. EOC under fire for using Mr in transsexual case

    Posted Apr 20th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... it insisted on addressing a transsexual as 'he' against her expressed wishes. Sandy Lau, 19, was sacked by a transport firm in July because of her gender identity disorder, which has been ... to respond.' Sandy is consulting doctors about undergoing a sex change, at which point the law allows her to change the sex listed on her identity card. When Sandy asked why her preferred gender ...




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