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  1. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Sex-change bride says court victory is God's will as Christian group stays cautious

    Posted May 15th 2013, 12:00am by Patsy Moy, Jennifer Ngo, Simpson Cheung

    ... bride says ruling is god's will A transsexual who plans to marry her boyfriend in church after winning a legal battle on Monday said yesterday her victory was an answer from God that she ... that a "post-operative male-to-female transsexual person" must be included within the meaning of "woman" and "female" in marriage law. Speaking on radio yesterday, W said she had asked ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - LETTER OF THE LAW

    Mainland homosexuals take lead in asking for fair deal

    Posted May 14th 2013, 12:00am by DR KAREN LEE

    ... in asking for fair deal On the day when a Hong Kong transsexual won the right to marry as a woman, New Zealand had already become the first Asia-Pacific country to legalise same-sex marriage. While ... government in Sichuan was the first to allow a transsexual woman to marry a man, nearly a decade before Hong Kong's landmark ruling giving the same right. Perhaps there is something ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Marriage bill surgery requirement for transsexuals cruel and degrading

    Posted Apr 22nd 2014, 08:02pm by SAM WINTER

    ... Sam Winter Sam Winter says the bill to enshrine surgery requirements for transsexuals into the marriage law is cruel, ignores international authorities and runs counter to developments ... to allow transsexual people who have undergone "full sex reassignment surgery" (removal of sex glands and genitals, and construction of new genitals) to be recognised, for the purpose ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Sex-change surgery requirements for transsexuals constitute torture

    Posted Aug 04th 2014, 05:18pm by SAM WINTER

    ... Sam Winter Sam Winter says the marriage bill, as it stands, should be scrapped, not just postponed for debate Surgery requirements for transsexual gender recognition constitute torture ... at the next legislative session. It is not clear that, when the votes are cast, it will be rejected. Hong Kong could soon enact legislation requiring that transsexual persons wanting to marry ...

  5. Comment - Letters

    Transsexual ruling poses no conflict

    Posted May 24th 2013, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... Transsexual ruling does not infringe upon rights of others I refer to Edward Choi's letter ("Ruling on transsexual raises issues about family and marriage", May 20). Mr Choi ... other. Mr Choi contends that there should be a different relationship for transsexual people, namely "transsexual unions". This is completely unheard of in any jurisdiction allowing ...

  6. Comment - Letters

    Transsexuals should not get new ID card until after surgery

    Posted May 10th 2014, 04:24am by LETTERS

    ... Transsexuals should not get new ID card until after surgery As a medical doctor, I am perturbed by the recent controversy on the Marriage (Amendment) Bill and transsexualism. I think that many people are bewildered by the different terms involved. Gender identity disorder, also known as transsexualism, is a distinct clinical entity and should be distinguished from intersex ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    New laws needed to protect rights of all Hong Kong's transsexuals

    Posted May 17th 2013, 12:00am by SAM WINTER

    ... Sam Winter Sam Winter calls for new laws to address the rights of transsexuals, not only regarding marriage, but in recognising their gender without the requirement of drastic surgery Gender justice Sally is a young Hong Kong Chinese woman. She is bright, attractive, likeable- and transsexual. Born with a male anatomy, she has been identifying as female for as long as she can ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Doubts cast on place of transsexuals in gender-specific laws

    Posted Apr 17th 2013, 12:00am by Austin Chiu

    ... Austin Chiu austin.chiu@scmp.com Place of transsexuals in laws is 'doubtful' It was inaccurate for lawyers of a transsexual woman to suggest she was recognised as a woman under many gender-specific laws, government lawyers told the top court yesterday. Monica Carss-Frisk QC, for the Registrar of Marriages, said it was unclear if the transsexual, identified only as W, ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - LAW

    Wedding bells ring for transgender people

    Posted Jul 17th 2014, 04:23am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... Jennifer Ngo jennifer.ngo@scmp.com Those who have had sex-change surgery can marry in their chosen sex from today Wedding bells ring for transgender people Transsexual people who have ... she should be treated as a person of her chosen sex. The court said that the meaning of "woman" and "female" included "post-operative male-to-female transsexual ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Change for better, or worse? Clearing up confusion over marriage bill rights

    Posted Jun 30th 2014, 02:27pm by YORK CHOW

    ... York Chow York Chow says transsexuals' right to marry should not be made conditional on surgery Change for better, or worse? Clearing up the confusion over marriage bill On July 9, ... that transsexuals have the right to marry in their affirmed gender, after having completed sex reassignment surgery. In the ensuing months, there has been extensive and divisive debate on the bill, which ...




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