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  1. 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 undergone a full sex-change operation can marry in their chosen sex from today, despite a delay to a bill giving legal effect to the policy change. "Persons who have received full sex ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1555449/wedding-bells-ring-transgender-people
  2. News - Hong Kong

    Marriage on 12.12.12 fails to draw Hong Kong couples

    Posted Dec 10th 2012, 01:56pm by Agence France-Presse in Hong Kong

    ... a spokesman from the immigration department – which oversees the registry – told reporters. Who got married on 12.12.12? See our gallery  This was a sharp fall from 1,002 weddings on November 11 last year, which signified eternal love, and 859 weddings on October 10, 2010 which represented perfection. "Why marry on '12/12/12'?" Video by Hedy Bok Feng shui is an ancient ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1102118/marriage-121212-fails-draw-hong-kong-couples
  3. News - World - GAY RIGHTS

    US Presbyterian Church votes to allow clergy to perform gay weddings

    Posted Jun 20th 2014, 11:20pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters Presbyterians to allow gay marriage The US Presbyterian Church has voted to allow clergy to perform same-sex weddings, in a reversal for one of the largest mainline Protestant denominations. The move came during a meeting in Detroit, two years after the church's highest judicial body upheld a rebuke against a lesbian minister for officiating at same-sex weddings ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1537091/us-presbyterian-church-votes-allow-clergy-perform-gay-weddings
  4. News - Hong Kong - RIGHTS

    UK consulate in Hong Kong bars same-sex weddings after government objection

    Posted Jun 09th 2014, 03:03am by Christy Choi

    ... Christy Choi christy.choi@scmp.com British missions in China and numerous other countries can perform same-sex unions, but Hong Kong's will not go against government policy U.K. consulate bars gay weddings Same-sex marriages will be allowed at British consulates in China, Russia, Azerbaijan and 20 other countries, but not in Hong Kong, according to the local consulate. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1528231/uk-diplomatic-missions-allow-same-sex-marriages-not-hong-kong
  5. News - China - AUSTERITY

    China officials ordered to give 10 days' advance warning for weddings... and funerals

    Posted Apr 09th 2014, 01:00pm by Andrea Chen

    ... Andrea Chen andrea.chen@scmp.com Guangdong discipline authority's blessing required for major family occasions, as ostentatious weddings become top austerity crime Civil servants in Guangdong are now required to seek the anti-graft authority’s approval before holding weddings or funerals and to disclose how much they would spend for these events. The Provincial Commission ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1471129/guangdong-graft-watchdog-issues-new-rules-discourage-lavish-weddings
  6. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Myanmese couple tie knot in nation’s first gay wedding ceremony

    Posted Mar 03rd 2014, 09:48pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Yangon Myanmese couple wed in nation's first gay ceremony Dressed in matching traditional national clothes and garlanded with jasmine, a gay couple married ... social mores in the country as it emerges from the shadow of military dictatorship. The marriage does not enjoy any legal status but followed the customs of other Myanmese weddings, with the two ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1439555/myanmese-couple-tie-knot-nations-first-gay-wedding-ceremony
  7. News - Asia - MALAYSIA

    Mass Valentine’s Day wedding in Malaysia despite Muslim anger

    Posted Feb 14th 2014, 05:55pm by AFP

    ... at Valentine’s Day on Friday, calling it a threat to Muslim values, but 138 couples took part in a mass wedding to mark the date. Social ceremonies such as this are a stepping-stone towards greater ... of Malaysia’s 28 million people are Muslim ethnic Malays. However, members of the large Chinese minority celebrated the day with a mass wedding of 138 couples. The lovers tied the knot at the Thean Hou ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1427905/mass-valentines-day-wedding-malaysia-despite-muslim-anger
  8. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    Thousands marry in South Korean ‘Moonie’ mass wedding

    Posted Feb 12th 2014, 02:50pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... Agence France-Presse in Gapyeong, South Korea Thousands of Unification Church members were married in a mass wedding in South Korea on Wednesday – only the second such event since ... in the ceremony at the church’s global headquarters in Gapyeong, east of the capital Seoul. Mass weddings, some held in giant sports stadia with tens of thousands of couples, have long been a signature ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1426529/thousands-marry-south-korean-moonie-mass-wedding
  9. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    How to have a wedding like Coco Lee and Bruce Rockowitz… with just HK$60,000

    Posted Feb 12th 2014, 03:47am by Amy Nip

    ... Amy Nip amy.nip@scmp.com A wedding view like Coco's … starting at HK$60,000 There is good news for brides who dream of a wedding like the HK$150 million affair in which singer Coco ... managing director Josephine Lam Po-tung said. Three couples have already booked weddings at the venue during a "soft launch" period, with the first marrying on January 26. The official ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1426211/how-have-wedding-coco-lee-and-bruce-rockowitz-just-hk60000
  10. News - Asia - CAMBODIA

    Grenade attack at Cambodia wedding kills nine

    Posted Jan 26th 2014, 04:21pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... Agence France-Presse in Phnom Penh A grenade was lobbed at a wedding party in Cambodia, killing nine people and wounding 30 others including the bride and groom, officials said on Sunday ... the groom was injured in his hand. Police suspect the motive for the attack was a love triangle. “We preliminarily suspect another man also loves the bride, and did not want the wedding to happen,” ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1414185/grenade-attack-cambodia-wedding-kills-nine

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