Last week, the Court of Final Appeal unanimously held that the government discriminated against “QT” by refusing to grant her a dependent visa on the grounds that it did not recognise her same-sex civil partnership. Photo: AFP
Jan Wetzel
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Jan Wetzel

Hong Kong’s top court rejected discrimination against same-sex couples. It’s time for the rest of the city to follow suit

Jan Wetzel says by making clear that each distinction in treatment on the basis of sexual orientation must be justified, the Court of Final Appeal is setting an example of conduct the government should heed – by thoroughly reviewing discriminatory laws, policies and practices

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Last week, the Court of Final Appeal unanimously held that the government discriminated against “QT” by refusing to grant her a dependent visa on the grounds that it did not recognise her same-sex civil partnership. Photo: AFP
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