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14 Mar 2017

Hong Kong Calls for Discrimination Legislation

More than 75 organisations, businesses, and academics sign statement demanding discrimination based on sexuality or gender identity be criminalised.

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Hong Kong’s Equal Opportunities Commission (EOC) and the Gender Research Centre (GRC) of the Hong Kong Institute of Asia-Pacific Studies at The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) issued a joint statement on Friday calling for the government to launch a public consultation and introduce legislation against discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation, gender identity and intersex status as soon as possible.

The statement was supported by 75 other organisations including financial institutions, global companies, law firms, chambers of commerce local and international NGOs, religious groups, and academics.

“We firmly believe that anti-discrimination legislation is needed to truly safeguard their rights to be treated equally,” said Professor Alfred Chan Cheung-ming, Chairperson of the EOC, at the press conference.

He pointed to a study by the EOC and GRC released a year ago that found LGBTI people in Hong Kong experience discrimination in employment, education and the provision of services and that public opinion had visibly shifted in favour of legislation—over 55% of the general public and over 90% of the young population (18 to 24 year olds) were in support.

“Offering the LGBTI communities better legal protection is more than just a moral and human rights obligation. It also makes business sense, as emphasised by the groundbreaking support for legislation by many organisations working in the business sector,” he said. 

Legal Counsel for the EOC told Fridae that the next step will be to discuss discrimination legislation with Hong Kong’s next government which comes into power in July.

Reader's Comments

1. 2017-03-14 20:07  
Look, Invader/Terrorist regarded as Asylum seeker (without discrimination/ban and judged with no criminal sentence) but Gay get discrimination. are you all lost of consciousness or blind?

Discriminate /Hate/attack Gay is an Extraodinary crime.
Gay having very important role for sovereignty of country but Gay yourself should wake up and open eyes and read histories of other countries that missing now.

we all gays in the world are brother




2. 2017-03-14 20:11  
Effective way to cure Gays are by giving them boyfriend, gay marriage, love, power, money, security, awakening, great education, occupancy, etc.

Legislation is neutral Gender and it is not Heterosexual gender.

Why Heterosexual get position in legislation? it is because they get education to steal gay position while Legislation itself came from Gay
Comment edited on 2017-03-14 20:16:09
3. 2017-03-15 05:53  
about time that you stand up for the small guys and bully
4. 2017-03-15 12:52  
Do you know what is "Heaven & Hell" philosopy ?
Heaven and Hell are Hidden agenda. and country give tolerance for that?

Why Gay do not get Tolerance?
Look History of many countries.
Heaven and Hell are dual Time bombing

Many Countries, cultures missing or remain little due to Hidden agenda of Heaven and Hell?
Religion want to make repetition of History

Do you gays having enough eyes for history?
Don't you gays able to sniff Signals of Hidden Agenda? They know that you gays/society are unable to detect their strategy / movement
Comment edited on 2017-03-15 13:05:50
5. 2017-03-15 13:15  
You see Invader regarded as Asylum seeker/Refugee
but Gays are not regarded asylum seeker?
You are Gays so weak by unable to touch Invader Strategy
Gay can be element for sovereignity of country to face invader.
But Gay yourself should know who are your enemies.
Without this knowledge then you are weak and not able to stand strong
Comment edited on 2017-03-15 13:18:00
6. 2017-03-15 13:55  
You all Gays should able to read micro signals before it will increase to bigger tragedy. Then you strictly act against that micro signals

Puzzle of Heaven and Earth purpose should be answered because i can not tell you here.

Invader will breed quickly
and remember that your generosity should be played by your enemies
Comment edited on 2017-03-15 13:58:15
7. 2017-03-15 16:37  
Huh? It takes heterosexual sexual intercourse to create gay lives.

Who do you perceive as the enemy bottomqueen?

I suggest you look in the mirror.
8. 2017-03-17 19:56  
should i tell you everything here? are you all blind because you just staying in closet and never go anywhere? back home then slept? then what you saw?

I was walking in a country, I did not sit at home. I saw something suspicious, a symptom, movement...
Then...Bombing
can you image that hundreds/thousands citizen around or even Police did not know and had no suspicious?

I just visitor, nothing I could do.
That was lesson on how gays should be, knowing micro signals outside window by your own eyes.

there are many kinds of bombing and you should recognize

So, you all gays should know your enemies without i tell you exactly
Comment edited on 2017-03-17 20:08:40
9. 2017-03-18 20:48  
96 countries support Gay rights, 44 countries abstain, 54 countries Reject Gay rights ( all countries in middle east + some countries in Africa + Indonesia & Malaysia)
10. 2017-03-19 03:31  
sure that headline should read "Hong Kong Calls for Anti-Discrimination Legislation"?
11. 2017-03-19 04:10  
10, if it did, you could ask the reverse. If there is a need then there most be two sides, both in HK. Headlines are there to get attention.

12. 2017-03-19 04:15  
9, and the 96 side is always increasing with time. Keep the campaign going. You're doing great :).

It's amazing you have the time, what with teaching Eskimos about snow, the French about wine and cheese.....
13. 2017-03-19 08:19  
have you seen thick Holly book of few religions? have you read the holly books?
-Holly books consist of hundreds/thousands verses, but All verses can be replaced by one / few words only as Head line.

Have you Heard People Preaching?
- All preaching for one hour for hundreds/thousand years can be replaced by one or few words only

Have you seen Religions activities?
All activities can be replaced by one/few words only as headline.

Such words are contain extra ordinary Crime



14. 2017-03-19 08:19  
have you seen thick Holly book of few religions? have you read the holly books?
-Holly books consist of hundreds/thousands verses, but All verses can be replaced by one / few words only as Head line.

Have you Heard People Preaching?
- All preaching for one hour for hundreds/thousand years can be replaced by one or few words only

Have you seen Religions activities?
All activities can be replaced by one/few words only as headline.

Such words are contain extra ordinary Crime



Comment #15 was deleted by its author on 2017-03-19 08:22
16. 2017-03-19 08:19  
have you seen thick Holly book of few religions? have you read the holly books?
-Holly books consist of hundreds/thousands verses, but All verses can be replaced by one / few words only as Head line.

Have you Heard People Preaching?
- All preaching for one hour for hundreds/thousand years can be replaced by one or few words only

Have you seen Religions activities?
All activities can be replaced by one/few words only as headline.

Such words are contain extra ordinary Crime



17. 2017-03-19 08:44  
do you give tolerance for EXISTANCE OF hollybook/ religion THAT contain Hidden Crime agenda?
BUT
why you do not give tolerance for gays?
Had you cheated by such religion?
18. 2017-03-19 08:44  
do you give tolerance for EXISTANCE OF hollybook/ religion THAT contain Hidden Crime agenda?
BUT
why you do not give tolerance for gays?
Had you cheated by such religion?
19. 2017-03-19 22:35  
All Gays having great talents, the problems is no Training.
I remember when i was a student visiting gay organization in east java. Nothing I got power because of Gay organization was weak on Training and no ability to see enemies
20. 2017-03-20 01:00  
Interesting stuff: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Holly
21. 2017-03-20 15:39  
I saw some gays and heterosexual having doctoral degree but they are weak mentality because they are also do not learn on Leadership, do not recognize enemies behavior and strategy
22. 2017-03-20 15:40  
I saw some gays and heterosexual having doctoral degree but they are weak mentality because they are also do not learn on Leadership, do not recognize enemies behavior and strategy
23. 2017-03-20 15:59  
How awful for you bottomqueen!!
24. 2017-03-20 17:28  
i only see data and fact, that why your eyes should be opened, knowing window, this world full of killing and awful, do you blind?do you just sleeping?
See on How gays get Pressure, that is very awful.

Now, who should be made, burned to fighting each other till death?

Man Vs Man, Women Vs women, or Gay Vs gay? or all?
How far you now Hidden crime agenda of some Religions?
25. 2017-03-20 17:28  
i only see data and fact, that why your eyes should be opened, knowing window, this world full of killing and awful, do you blind?do you just sleeping?
See on How gays get Pressure, that is very awful.

Now, who should be made, burned to fighting each other till death?

Man Vs Man, Women Vs women, or Gay Vs gay? or all?
How far you now Hidden crime agenda of some Religions?
26. 2017-03-21 05:54  
Nah. Just sit on here bottomqueen. It's less likely that your view that everyone hates "the gays" will be shown to be false.

How could you live without the fear?

Holly berries are psychoactive aren't they?
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33. 2017-03-21 11:32  
look many people that are useless, no productivity but they have soft seats, wealth and benefit by spreading/mobilizing hate
34. 2017-03-22 15:53  
True, but being in the majority doesn't necessarily make it right. I think you should change your ways.
35. 2017-03-23 04:22
Yippee!!!! Glad to see more and more support for something that is right! Yea!!!!!

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