The High Court of Hong Kong located in Admiralty consists of the Court of Appeal and the Court of First Instance. Photo: Sam Tsang The High Court of Hong Kong located in Admiralty consists of the Court of Appeal and the Court of First Instance. Photo: Sam Tsang
The High Court of Hong Kong located in Admiralty consists of the Court of Appeal and the Court of First Instance. Photo: Sam Tsang

Hong Kong court turns down first judicial challenge for same-sex marriage but urges government to review policies to avoid legal action arising from discrimination against LGBT people

  • Court of First Instance rules against a lesbian woman who complained that lack of options of marriage or civil union partnerships had violated her constitutional rights
  • The judge said the Basic Law could only refer to the marriage of a man and a woman because the constitutional document was written based on that understanding

Topic |   Hong Kong courts
The High Court of Hong Kong located in Admiralty consists of the Court of Appeal and the Court of First Instance. Photo: Sam Tsang The High Court of Hong Kong located in Admiralty consists of the Court of Appeal and the Court of First Instance. Photo: Sam Tsang
The High Court of Hong Kong located in Admiralty consists of the Court of Appeal and the Court of First Instance. Photo: Sam Tsang
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