Some pan-democrats felt the revised bill did not go far enough in terms of a same-sex partner’s right to claim their loved one’s ashes. Photo: AFP

Hong Kong lawmakers pass columbarium bill despite dispute over gay rights

Pan-democrats and officials argue over whether same-sex partners should have priority over relatives when claiming loved one’s ashes

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Some pan-democrats felt the revised bill did not go far enough in terms of a same-sex partner’s right to claim their loved one’s ashes. Photo: AFP
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Tony Cheung

Tony Cheung

Tony Cheung became a political journalist in 2007. He joined the Post in 2012 and now leads the Hong Kong-mainland relations team on the Hong Kong desk. Tony also writes about the economy, and reports from mainland China, the United States, Germany and Britain.