Same sex marriage in Hong Kong: a right is more than a referendum Online publication date: Wed, 14-Oct-2015
by Reannon Navaratnam; Isabelle Lee
International Journal of Human Rights and Constitutional Studies (IJHRCS), Vol. 3, No. 3, 2015
Abstract: The legalisation of same sex marriage is an issue which to date, still holds great controversy in its application to Hong Kong society. At law, no legal recognition exits regarding the union of homosexual partnerships in Hong Kong, despite few legislative amendments being made in related areas of law. This paper will provide an analysis of Hong Kong's current position on same sex marriage and will propose potential legislative amendments necessary to advocate the importance of legalising this right to marry. A human rights perspective will thus be adopted, in order to evaluate some of the counter arguments put forward by those objecting to same sex marriage.
Online publication date: Wed, 14-Oct-2015
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