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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong must do more for families going through divorce

    Posted May 28th 2013, 12:00am by MOSES MUI

    ... In 1991, there were 14.8 divorces per 100 marriages registered in the year; by 2011, that figure had risen to 33.6, which means that for every 10 couples who got married that year, three other ...

  2. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    New rules regulate marriage-by-mail brokers, participants in South Korea

    Posted Apr 10th 2014, 10:29pm by AFP

    ... rules regulate marriage-by-mail South Korea has put new restrictions on mixed-ethnicity marriages, but critics say it would be better to focus on supporting foreign spouses who struggle ... than 30,000 were given resident-through-marriage visas. The trend was triggered by the large numbers of young, rural women leaving to find work and a new life in Seoul and other South Korean ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - CIVIL RIGHTS

    Transgenders 'should not have to undergo sex change before getting married in Hong Kong'

    Posted Mar 06th 2014, 12:07pm

    ... amendment to the Marriage Ordinance last Friday in response to last year’s landmark Court of Final Appeal ruling granting a woman born a man the right to marry.  If passed, the amendment would write ... Winter said. In response to criticisms, a spokesman for the Security Bureau said the marriage amendment bill was in accordance with the top court’s ruling. He said an interdepartmental working ...

  4. Business - Companies - RESIGNATIONS

    Mozilla chief quits after furore over his support of ban on gay marriage

    Posted Apr 04th 2014, 11:58am by AP

    ... support of a gay marriage ban in California. The non-profit firm, which makes the Firefox browser, infuriated many employees and users last week by naming Eich head of the organisation. At issue was Eich's US$1,000 donation in 2008 to the campaign to pass California's Proposition 8, a constitutional amendment that outlawed same-sex marriages. The ban was overturned last year when the US ...

  5. News - China Insider - LGBT

    British PM David Cameron's message on gay marriage inspires Chinese LGBT community

    Posted Apr 04th 2014, 02:31pm by Amy Li

    ... of gay marriage Members of China’s LGBT community said on Friday they were touched and inspired by a Weibo message from British Prime Minister David Cameron that called for tolerance on marriages between same-sex couples. Britain's first same-sex marriages took place on Saturday midnight and Cameron hailed them as sending a "powerful message" about equality in Britain. ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Proposal for full sex change surgery before marriage allowed ‘unnecessary’

    Posted Apr 02nd 2014, 12:37pm by Jennifer Ngo

    ... Jennifer Ngo jennifer.ngo@scmp.com Equal opportunities chief says demand would deter transgender people EOC chief hits out at marriage bill A proposed legal change that would force ... said the clause in the Marriage (Amendment) Bill- introduced after a court overturned a ban on transgender marriages- would in fact deter such people from seeking to marry. "It would ...

  7. News - China Insider - CELEBRITY

    How did gossip about a celebrity couple's marriage hijack China's social media?

    Posted Apr 01st 2014, 03:50pm by Amy Li

    ... roles in popular TV shows including Struggle and Naked Marriage. He won a Best Actor award at China's prestigious Golden Rooster/Hundred Flowers film festival in 2012 for his lead role ... a statement on his Weibo confessing to having an affair, and apologised to his wife Ma Yili. Three minutes later, Ma posted a Weibo message which said: “Falling in love is easy, but marriage is hard. ...

  8. News - World - BRITAIN

    Midnight marriages for gay couples as same-sex unions become legal in UK

    Posted Mar 29th 2014, 10:01am by AP

    ... and Sinclair Treadway were among the first to tie the knot when Britain's new marriage law came into effect yesterday. The two men wed in front of about 100 guests at their local town hall ... the "promotion" of homosexuality. "Some people say, 'You gays are trying to redefine marriage,' but the definition of marriage has already changed," said Treadway, a 20-year-old ...

  9. News - World - CHARITY

    World Vision drops policy of hiring Christians in same-sex marriages

    Posted Mar 27th 2014, 09:39pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in New York Christian relief agency says it won't hire people in gay marriages days after it said it would World Vision backtracks on same-sex marriage Facing a firestorm of protest, the prominent Christian relief agency World Vision has dropped a two-day old policy that would have allowed the charity to hire Christians in same-sex marriages. The aid group ...

  10. News - World - MARRIAGE

    Living together first is 'not a marriage killer'- but youth is

    Posted Mar 11th 2014, 11:19pm by WASHPOST

    ... Slate magazine in New York Age, not premarital cohabitation, is the real factor that raises risk of divorce, research finds Living in sin 'not a marriage killer'- but youth is Even as it has become the norm in Western countries for couples to live together before they get married, some sociologists still support the notion that people who cohabitate before marriage ...




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