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  1. Welcome step towards an opening of minds

    Posted Nov 17th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... with government censors. It would be naive to think that academic courses alone will lead to overnight change, in laws or attitudes. Elsewhere, recognition and legal rights have come as a result of decades of activism, in addition to research that provided deeper understanding of homosexuality. Some historians date the beginning of the modern gay rights movement to the 1969 Stonewall riots ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/434955/welcome-step-towards-opening-minds
  2. Gay marriage is an issue that must be faced

    Posted Oct 06th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... are a long-term prospect, gay and lesbian rights activists should be prepared for recognition of their unions to take even more time. Mr Shaw and Mr Ng are hoping that a ruling by Inland Revenue allowing ... the UK is planning to introduce national legislation granting such couples many of the same rights as married heterosexual couples. Cases such as Mr Shaw's and Mr Ng's have not yet ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/430165/gay-marriage-issue-must-be-faced
  3. Fight over sexual discrimination

    Posted Aug 18th 2003, 12:00am by Ravina Shamdasani

    ... But a survey of 1,604 people released in August last year by the Hong Kong Polytechnic University and gay rights group Tongzhi found 80 per cent of people believed homosexual couples should have the right to marry and adopt children. Despite homosexuality being decriminalised in 1981, gay couples cannot legally marry or make medical decisions on behalf of incapacitated partners. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/425119/fight-over-sexual-discrimination
  4. cab chat

    Posted Aug 22nd 2003, 12:00am by Luisa Tam

    ... to Causeway Bay. Cost: $195. I have to admit that I was quite shocked by the way those gay rights activists conducted their protest last Sunday. They shouldn't have barged into the church and interrupted the religious ceremony. By doing that, they have basically gone against their own belief about protecting individual rights. They have infringed on the right to religious worship. I hope ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/425528/cab-chat
  5. Let's not wait too long for gay marriage law

    Posted Nov 27th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... country to set in motion moves to provide a legal basis for recognising the rights of gay couples. The Canadian government is drafting laws which would permit same-sex marriages- already allowed ... in Toronto seeking to assert their rights here. They say they are prepared to take the matter to court if necessary. Gay activists campaigning for laws to protect them from discrimination may feel ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/436035/lets-not-wait-too-long-gay-marriage-law
  6. Common ground for gays and Bishop Zen

    Posted Sep 09th 2003, 12:00am by Elaine Wu

    ... by arguments in favour of the legalisation of gay marriage, the groups said they were surprised to find 'common ground'. To Chung, chairman of gay rights group the Chi Heng Foundation, said: ... loosely than I thought.' Seven gay rights organisations met the bishop at the Catholic Diocese Centre in the first meeting of its kind. 'We find it pretty difficult to support ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/427375/common-ground-gays-and-bishop-zen
  7. talkback

    Posted Aug 23rd 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... that I do things God says are not right due to the weakness of my humanity. But, as Catholics, our standard of morality should not follow the human world but the kingdom in heaven. The article ... is not composed of Catholics and I don't think that the voice of Catholics in Hong Kong is strong enough to stand against the government if it does proceed to legislate. The gay rights Rainbow Action ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/425587/talkback
  8. Consular missions on the rise

    Posted Sep 22nd 2003, 12:00am by Ravina Shamdasani

    ... Countries that have sent career diplomats to set up missions in Hong Kong since the handover include the United Arab Emirates, Hungary, Laos, the Bahamas, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Iran, North Korea and Britain. Freddie Tucker, the acting consul-general for the Bahamas, said it was hoped the mission could strengthen trade and investment ties. 'We were established in February 1999 mostly ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/428720/consular-missions-rise
  9. after dark

    Posted Dec 26th 2003, 12:00am by David Wong

    ... will be laying down funk and R&B. Roots rock Across the harbour, check out Bahama Mama's (4-5 Knutsford Terrace, Tsim Sha Tsui. Tel: 2368 2121). The reggae den will be serving up a delicious ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/439264/after-dark
  10. 2004

    Posted Jan 01st 2004, 12:00am by Agnes Lam, Carrie Chan, Elaine Wu

    ... aspires to win 31 seats. A 60 per cent voting rate might also be achievable as more young people will be motivated to exercise their voting rights. I hope the economy can recover soon, ... Shaw Kwok-wah Civil Rights for Sexual Diversities chairman 2003 has been quite a bad year actually. Quite a few disastrous things happened. There was Sars and the passing away of Anita Mui, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/439689/2004

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