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openly gay councillors hong kong

The recent Hong Kong municipal elections which swept pro-democracy candidates to power also saw three openly LGBTIQ councillors win in their districts. The South China Morning Post reports that the three become the city’s first openly LGBTIQ councillors. Jimmy Sham Tsz-kit, Kenneth Cheung Kam-hung and Alice Wei Siu-lik join many other young candidates who emerged …

Hong Kong Pride Parade banner same-sex marriage court civil unions

A Hong Kong court has ruled against lifting a ban on same-sex marriages and even civil unions in the Asian nation. A lesbian woman, known as “MK”, took the issue to court, arguing the ban on same-sex marriage violated her constitutional rights. But the country’s Court of First Instance ruled the case’s evidence was not …

Hong Kong Pride Parade banner same-sex marriage court civil unions

A Hong Kong government lawyer has told the country’s top court marriage would “no longer be special” if same-sex marriage is legalised. Taiwan became the first place in Asia to legalise same-sex marriages earlier this month. More than 300 couples tied the knot in jubilant scenes in the country last Friday. Meanwhile, a Hong Kong …