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Legislator Cyd Ho Sau- lan, who put forward a proposal calling for public consultation on legislation to outlaw discrimination based on sexual orientation.
Lawmakers' opposition to gay rights law shames Hong Kong

in HONG KONG, 18/11/2012

It was a shameful day for the Legislative Council when the pro-establishment camp voted down a motion calling for public consultation on legislation to outlaw discrimination based on sexual orientation.

The action of these legislators was a shocking display of bigotry and disregard for the public interest. The pro-establishment camp has effectively taken Legco hostage, disrupting some of its main functions that include enacting, amending and repealing laws, as well as monitoring the administration.

The proposal was put forward by the Labour Party's Cyd Ho Sau-lan. It would only have been the first of many steps to explore the issue; we are still years away from talking about enacting the relevant legislation.

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