Legislator Raymond Chan lodged a complaint with the Equal Opportunities Commission (EOC) Thursday regarding a verbal assault by two women on the MTR train over his sexual orientation, according to Apple Daily.
He said the incident, which happened during his MTR in the afternoon of May 31, was like a terror attack as the two women confronted him and used foul language to insult him about his sexual orientation.
Chan said since there is no law against sexual discrimination, he could only file a complaint regarding sexual harassment. He said the EOC promised to determine if a case could be made within a month’s time.
This week also comments on the case from columnist for the South China Morning Post, Michael Chugani. Chugani argued that such 'non-violent hate talk' is not illegal and that they attack may be a pay back in kind for Chan's taunting and verbal abuse he deploys in the Legislative Council.
Chugani also noted that if we are to clear up discrimination it should be against all bigotry - including racial slurs against mainlanders and discrimination against ethnic minorities.