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Author: Wally Suphap
Summarized by: Chang Wing Lam (Associate)
The author argues that Hong Kong society today generally welcomes the idea of same-sex marriage and recognises that homosexual couples should enjoy equal rights as heterosexual couples. However, both the legislature and the court have been reluctant in lifting the ban on homosexual marriage; this hinders Hong Kong’s further advancement towards marriage equality. Hong Kong should follow the path of her Asia Pacific neighbours, such as Taiwan and Australia, in achieving marriage equality.
The author therefore re-emphasises the arguments for marriage equality in Hong Kong: -
To conclude, the author urges the public to speak up and strive for marriage equality in Hong Kong.
I agree with the author’s view that Hong Kong needs to recognise marriage equality as soon as possible; It is a fundamental human right and a key to creating an inclusive community.
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