Hong Kong court guidelines against same-sex civil partnerships

A Hong Kong court on Friday upheld a federal federal government policy which denies civil partnerships to same-sex partners.

The Court of First Instance ruled against the woman applicant – known only as MK in the city’s first-ever case on civil partnerships. She filed a challenge that is legal the us government final June, arguing that the ban on same-sex civil partnerships had been unconstitutional.

Nonetheless, Judge Anderson Chow stated that the federal government failed to violate MK’s constitutional liberties in doubting her same-sex wedding, or in its failure to give a framework that is legal recognising same-sex relationships, such as for example civil unions. Continue reading