Marriage laws in Hong Kong only allow ‘voluntary union for life of one man and one woman to the exclusion of all others’. Photo: Shutterstock

Two gay men mount first legal challenges to Hong Kong laws banning same-sex marriage, with court giving their applications green light to proceed

  • University student, 21, and activist, 31, argue in High Court that lack of options for same-sex couples to marry violate right to equality
  • Judge gives both applications nod to proceed, but will first deal with similar case
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Marriage laws in Hong Kong only allow ‘voluntary union for life of one man and one woman to the exclusion of all others’. Photo: Shutterstock
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Chris Lau

Chris Lau

Chris is a reporter specialising in court and legal affairs in Hong Kong. From criminal justice to constitutional issues, he brings in the latest updates and in-depth analysis on legal issues that affect all aspects of the city. He also covers human rights issues extensively.