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4 Mar 2020

Refusal to give married same-sex Hong Kong couple public housing ruled ‘unconstitutional’

The Hong Kong government’s refusal to provide public housing to legally married same-sex couples is unconstitutional, the High Court has ruled.

On Wednesday, the court allowed a judicial review mounted by permanent resident Nick Infinger over the Housing Authority’s decision to bar him and his husband from renting a public housing flat.  Mr Justice Anderson Chow Ka-ming quashed the authority’s decision and ordered Infinger’s application be resubmitted for fresh consideration with priority. 

The case was the first judicial challenge to affect low-income same-sex couples after the city’s LGBT community won several high-profile court cases against the government in recent years. 

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Reader's Comments

1. 2020-03-06 02:26  
wow that's great progress!
2. 2020-03-07 04:48  
Be great for CHINA, and HK to allow VISA for Same Sex Partners
3. 2020-03-22 16:39  
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