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Protecting Transgender Rights in Hong Kong: Equal Marriage Rights

This morning Hong Kong took a giant leap forward in protecting transgender rights in a judgment of the Court of Final Appeal which will allow a trans* woman to marry her partner. In a judgment that some Irish politicians could do well to take note of the Court concluded that in multicultural jurisdiction such as Hong Kong, the nature of marriage as a social institution had undergone many alterations in that the importance of procreation as an essential constituent “has much diminished”. In a 4-1 running, the Court held that it is “contrary to principle to focus merely on biological features fixed at the time of birth and regarded as immutable” and held in favour of the Appellant.

Full Article: http://humanrights.ie/gender-sexuality-and-the-law/protecting-transgender-rights-in-hong-kong-equal-marriage-rights/
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matt (user currently living in UNITED KINGDOM) posted for straight readers on 04/10/2011 tagged with tourism
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i have just come from a bar with my transgender girlfrined of 2 1/2 years we had both been enjoying a night out in wan chai where we had no issue in the firast 2 bars we went to but after that we went to neptunes 2 where at first we had no problems and had a drink after this we went to order a second drink and while i was at the bar odering the drinks my girlfirled was asked by the door staff for her passport once they saw that her passport stated she was male they asked us to leave despite me explaining that we where on holiday together and just enjoying a night out.
We where asked to leave after this which was upseting to my girlfrined and myself
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