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  1. 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 ...

  2. Court to review marriage bar for transsexual

    Posted Nov 11th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... It is the first attempt in the city to seek clarification from the courts on whether the Marriage Ordinance, in relation to transsexuals, breaches the Basic Law and the Bill of Rights. Leave ... a male-to-female transsexual cannot marry a man, or vice-versa. Vidler described the granting of leave for a judicial review as 'a jump over the first hurdle' for the rights of transsexuals, ...

  3. Gay community finds haven for marriage

    Posted Jul 01st 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... same-sex Hong Kong partners have already taken advantage of the opportunity, with civil rights activist Roddy Shaw and Nelson Ng being one high-profile couple who wed in 2003 in Ontario. Yeo ... couples' full right to marry, there is no citizenship or residency requirement to obtain a marriage certificate in Canada. Gerry Campbell, Canada's consul-general in Hong Kong, said ...

  4. Gays set to lead democracy march

    Posted Jun 23rd 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Dikky Sinn Organisers stress goal of universal suffrage will still be theme of protest Gay rights activists will lead the pro-democracy march on July 1, despite threats by some protesters ... of the Civil Human Rights Front, said yesterday. 'It is to reflect the minority groups being ignored and discriminated against. It is to show different people, regardless of their background, ...

  5. Website for gays blocked

    Posted May 19th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... operations and legal aid. Lan Feng, 35, an IT manager in Shanghai, said Aibai was probably blocked for advocating gay rights legislation. 'Aibai has so strictly adhered to the principle ...

  6. Court rules age of consent for homosexuals is unconstitutional

    Posted Aug 24th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... human rights, Hong Kong radio reported. Mr Justice Michael Hartmann on Wednesday handed down the judgment for a judicial review of the laws, launched by a 20-year-old homosexual man, William Roy ... discriminated on the basis of sexual orientation and demeaned gay men. He ruled that the laws contravened the Basic Law and the Bill of Rights?X which states that all Hong Kong people were equally ...

  7. Gay sex law a milestone for HK

    Posted Aug 29th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... homosexuals until they were 21, infringed the latter's guaranteed rights to equality and privacy under the Basic Law and the Bill of Rights. It is understandable that some people are upset ... to understand the basis of the decision- and why it is the right one for Hong Kong. The significance of the judgment goes further than underlining the importance of the Basic Law in protecting ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. Here's your chance To Put HK on the map

    Posted Dec 01st 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... countries. Hong Kong is languishing in 161st place, with only 51 participants getting an average of 4.7 countries right out of 10. We're 12 places behind China, which is at 149th, and scoring ... other Chinese brethren, Taiwan, which is dead last with an average score of only 3.4. CitySeen's done its part for Hong Kong, getting five out of 10 right. We won't offend our Samoan, ...

  10. Letters

    Posted Nov 12th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... George Takei, after a Supreme Court ruling in May. The result in California was significant, as the state is one of the cradles of the modern lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights ... beyond voiding marriage licences and curbing the rights of LGBT people in California. It sends a signal to the whole of the US and to the rest of the world that even liberal-minded Californians ...




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