The 2015 Hong Kong Pride Parade. Hong Kong does not recognise same-sex marriage. Photo: Jonathan Wong

Hong Kong’s Basic Law allows for same-sex marriage restrictions, city’s lawyers argue in landmark LGBT court challenge

  • Lawyers say mini-constitution defines marriage as between one man and one woman
  • Landmark LGBT hearing continues Thursday at the High Court
Topic |   Hong Kong courts

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The 2015 Hong Kong Pride Parade. Hong Kong does not recognise same-sex marriage. Photo: Jonathan Wong
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The barrister for the plaintiff described the government’s refusal to let same-sex couples marry and enjoy the same rights as shutting them out of a ‘private member club’. Photo: Sam Tsang

‘Now or never’ for Hong Kong LGBT couples to secure right to marriage and civil unions, as court challenge to government begins

  • The case, filed by a woman known only as MK, contends that marriage laws deprive same-sex couples of access to certain rights
  • The plaintiff’s counsel says if the court challenge fails, marriage equality legislation will have to wait for the Basic Law to be amended
Topic |   Hong Kong courts

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The barrister for the plaintiff described the government’s refusal to let same-sex couples marry and enjoy the same rights as shutting them out of a ‘private member club’. Photo: Sam Tsang
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