Scott Adams and Angus Leung after their victory in the city’s top court. Photo: Sam Tsang

Gay civil servant wins final appeal on spousal benefits for husband in another victory for Hong Kong’s LGBT community

  • Senior immigration officer Angus Leung took government to court after secretary for civil service refused to grant spousal benefits to his British husband
  • He also challenged Inland Revenue Department for not allowing the couple to submit a joint tax assessment
Topic |   LGBTI

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Scott Adams and Angus Leung after their victory in the city’s top court. Photo: Sam Tsang
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Hong Kong’s LGBT supporters gathered on May 25 to celebrate Taiwan becoming the first place in Asia to allow same-sex marriage. Photo: Sam Tsang

Hong Kong’s landmark LGBT ruling on spousal benefits clouded by concerns over implementation

  • Some question whether gay civil servants will step forward to claim new benefits and risk ‘outing’ themselves at work
  • Others disappointed measures do not apply to private sector
Topic |   Hong Kong courts

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Hong Kong’s LGBT supporters gathered on May 25 to celebrate Taiwan becoming the first place in Asia to allow same-sex marriage. Photo: Sam Tsang
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