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  1. News - Hong Kong

    Sexual orientation law 'hurts free speech', says Cardinal John Tong Hon

    Posted May 28th 2014, 04:19am by Phila Siu

    ... Phila Siu phila.siu@scmp.com Sexual orientation law 'hurts free speech' A law against discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation could infringe freedom of speech and religion, the head of the Catholic Church in Hong Kong has said. Speaking publicly for the first time on the issue, Cardinal John Tong Hon said the law could breach the United Nations' 1948 ...

  2. Comment - Letters

    Government must respect the law and end discrimination on basis of sexual orientation

    Posted Dec 28th 2013, 04:47am by LETTERS

    ... provisions immediately. It must also introduce sexual orientation and gender identity discrimination legislation without delay, not because the various UN human rights bodies have been calling ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Discussion about gender and sexual orientation should start with respect

    Posted Jul 02nd 2013, 12:00am by YORK CHOW

    ... York Chow York Chow says diverse views over issues of gender, sexual orientation and the law need to be fully discussed in public in order to help overcome stereotyping and discrimination ... the possibility of legislation being brought in to protect people against discrimination due to their sexual orientation and gender identity. Three things have become increasingly clear: first; lesbian, ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Nothing to fear from outlawing sexual orientation discrimination

    Posted Nov 18th 2012, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung

    ... SCMP Editorial Sexual minorities need legal shield Once again, the government and lawmakers have joined hands to block a law against discrimination on grounds of sexual orientation ... to rethink. According to a survey by the public opinion programme of the University of Hong Kong, 76 per cent of respondents felt there was discrimination against people because of their sexual ...

  5. News - World

    Obama to sign executive order banning federal contractors from sexual bias

    Posted Jun 20th 2014, 11:57pm by AP

    ... for their sexual orientation or gender identity, the White House has said. Officials would not say when Obama would sign the order or why the administration was taking the unusual step of previewing his ... gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender individuals. The scope of the measure was tabulated by the Williams Institute at UCLA Law School, which studies sexual orientation and gender identity law ...

  6. Forum banks on making sexual orientation a non-issue in offices

    Posted Sep 20th 2010, 12:00am by Adrian Wan

    ... as not to startle [their listeners]?' Das, a vice-president at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, is head of a group that strives to blind the city's investment banks to sexual orientation and gender ... of these issues,' Kight said. 'A workplace should be blind to sexual orientation, gender, race etc.' With the aim of attracting and keeping top talent and boosting their performance, ...

  7. Tolerance the key word on sexual orientation

    Posted Aug 11th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... that they were born with, who change their sex, who cross-dress and whose sexual orientation is not typical means that secrecy is the most likely option. That also used to be the situation for single ... every circumstance and situation. All parts of the government have to speak with the same voice, using the same rules. Sexual orientation, appearance and gender should not be excluded. ...

  8. Don't judge people by their sexual orientation

    Posted Jul 06th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... This is misguided. In an enlightened society, people should not be judged on the basis of their sexual orientation; nor should it be a cause for discrimination. ... and cosmopolitanism, Hong Kong remains a deeply conservative Chinese society. Open displays of sexuality in general are frowned upon. But this is especially the case when it comes to homosexual behaviour. ...

  9. Furore over gay bishop highlights plight of Christians whose sexual orientation is regarded as a sickness

    Posted Oct 20th 2007, 12:00am by Andrea Li

    ... ministry before realising he could not change his sexual orientation. 'Some Christians see being gay as a disability. They say they will accept you but not your sexual orientation. They treat ... influential people a part of the church community,' explains Roddy Shaw, chairman of Civil Rights for Sexual Diversities. The Anglican Church did not respond to requests for an interview. 'I ...

  10. A closer look at sexual orientation

    Posted Jan 26th 2004, 12:00am by Andy Chen

    ... Andy Cheng University and secondary school students are urging the public to adopt an open attitude towards people with a different sexual orientation. A new website focusing on sexual orientation is the result of six months of effort from students and social workers. It aims to provide information to people with a different sexual orientation and a platform for discussion. ...




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