the ruling against the Civil Service Bureau’s refusal of employee spousal benefits for a partner Leung married legally in New Zealand serves as a reminder that a socially conservative society needs to be mindful of the rights of its minorities. Photo: AFP

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the ruling against the Civil Service Bureau’s refusal of employee spousal benefits for a partner Leung married legally in New Zealand serves as a reminder that a socially conservative society needs to be mindful of the rights of its minorities. Photo: AFP
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