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  1. Sex-change woman's right to wed argued

    Posted Oct 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Austin Chiu austin.chiu@scmp.com Lawyers for a transsexual who is appealing against a court ruling that upheld a law barring her from marrying her boyfriend argued yesterday that a modern interpretation of sex, gender and marriage should be embraced in li ...

  2. Groom's chop threat over halted wedding service

    Posted Jun 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... the wedding instead of declaring them a couple. Food delivery worker Ho Chung-wah, 41, was earlier convicted of one count of criminal intimidation at Kowloon City Court. He had pleaded not guilty ... saying it was legally required, Ho refused to do so. Lai told Ho the wedding could not be completed because Ho had not said his vows, and refunded the couple HK$800 for the service. The groom ...

  3. No wedding for W

    Posted Oct 08th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... is a woman. But Hong Kong only allows couples who were men and women at birth to wed. High Court Judge Andrew Cheung Kui-nung said he was sorry for W, but that he could not change the law ...

  4. Elderly man steals woman's wedding ring

    Posted Feb 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Agnes Lam A 70-year-old man tricked an 82-year-old woman out of her wedding ring when she was feeling unwell in a Chai Wan mall yesterday. The man told the women her ring could be making her feel dizzy because it was too small. He offered to make the ring bigger and the woman gave it to him. The man left without returning it. The woman's daughter called police. No arrest ...

  5. 'Wedding Card Street' protesters face obstruction charges in court

    Posted Oct 07th 2008, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Anita Lam Twelve protesters who clashed with police last year to stop demolition work on 'Wedding Card Street' in Wan Chai were in court yesterday for obstructing a public place. But the site's supervisor admitted that work vehicles had also caused obstruction on the street. The site's supervisor, Lui Wing-wha, told Eastern Court magistrate Gary Lam Kar-yan yesterday ...

  6. Wedding Card Street case adjourned

    Posted Jul 05th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Loretta Fong The hearing of the case against 13 protesters accused of obstructing police during confrontations over the preservation of Wan Chai's 'Wedding Card Street' last ... pleaded not guilty to one count of assaulting a police officer in this case. Meanwhile, the court was also told that one of the Wedding Card Street case defendants, Fung Sum-yuen, 26, had died ...

  7. Novel weddings set to take the cake

    Posted Apr 16th 2005, 12:00am by Patsy Moy, Polly Hui, Ravina Shamdasani

    ... Ravina Shamdasani, Patsy Moy and Polly Hui Solicitors, planners gear up for the proposed easing of marriage law Weddings at any time of the day or night and at virtually any location within the SAR came a step closer yesterday when the Legco security panel supported proposed amendments to the Marriage Ordinance. Wedding planners and solicitors reacted with delight to news ...

  8. Few lawyers expected to labour for love

    Posted May 21st 2005, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... who can qualify as civil celebrants for weddings, although the number interested in providing the service may be far fewer. Former Law Society president Simon Ip Shing-hing said that of about ... charge.' Under the proposed changes to the Marriage Ordinance, there will be no set fee structure. Wedding planner Sharon Au Wai-fong said she charged $5,000 for her services, which included legal ...

  9. 69 more civil celebrants appointed

    Posted May 21st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Phyllis Tsang Another batch of 69 civil celebrants for marriages was appointed yesterday by the Immigration Department, bringing the total number to 1,634 since the first batch was appointed in April 2006. By the end of last month, about 73,200 couples ha ...

  10. All white on the night

    Posted Oct 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Andrew Sun

    ... Edited by Andrew Sun Dorian Ho White Weddings gala dinner Where: Island Shangri-La ballroom When: September 5 What: As a foretaste of the hotel's bridal fair, the local designer previewed his latest wedding gown collection, entitled Love Impression, at an exclusive dinner that appropriately had a white dress code. Who: Guests included Sharon Cheung Po-wah, Ventina Tse, Toby ...




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