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  • Sep 23, 2014
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Countries wise to allow gay marriage

What is all the hoopla over Barack Obama's endorsement of same-sex marriage? The US President is only following much of the world, not leading it. Only recently, he still said his position was 'evolving', making it sound like he was talking about biology.

Monday, 14 May, 2012, 12:00am

Tap the potential of the masses to lift growth

In the diverse forces driving social unrest around the world this year - the Arab Spring, the Occupy Wall Street protests and the growing concerns about inequalities across Asia - there is a valuable lesson that can no longer be dismissed.

29 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Government must do more to embrace race discrimination bill

The prolonged debate over the race discrimination bill in the Legislative Council is coming to an end.

But there are many advocates who have worked for years to have legislation in Hong Kong who are still very concerned by two areas that the bill does not cover.

20 Jun 2008 - 12:00am

American set to stir up trouble in paradise


It was once known as the world's best-kept secret. A relaxed, sunny city where men wore shorts to work, ties were taboo and weekends began at 5pm on Friday.

9 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

Gay rights issue may be put to the public

A consultation paper on a law banning discrimination against homosexuals will be considered to provide more information on the issue, lawmakers were told yesterday as they pressed for a more detailed white paper to reassure the public.

11 Mar 2006 - 12:00am

We only seek equality

Homosexuals (tongzhi) are no less family-oriented than the rest of society. Many want to get married and have a family, but the law does not allow it. People may feel that most of them are single and promiscuous, but that is not the case. I know many couples who have been together for a long time and have either adopted children or had some of their own.

24 Jul 2004 - 12:00am

Gay activists to take equality fight to Legco

Homosexuals want change to 'ridiculous' age-of-consent law

Gay rights activists plan to take their complaints on the unequal age of sexual consent for homosexuals to the legislature in an attempt to have the law scrapped.

23 Jun 2004 - 12:00am

Welcome step towards an opening of minds

In the places around the world where taboos about homosexuality have been broken down over the years, the seeds of change have often been sown in the universities.

17 Nov 2003 - 12:00am

Fight over sexual discrimination

A group of gay and lesbian activists yesterday said they had to resort to drastic action because the lack of a law banning discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation left them particularly vulnerable in Hong Kong.

18 Aug 2003 - 12:00am

Inequality between sexes a global problem

Norway treats women better than any other country, according to the 1999 UN Human Development Report released earlier this month.

According to the report, there is a widespread discrepancy between the sexes, with inequality existing in all countries.

23 Jul 1999 - 12:00am