March 4th, 2020
The High Court has made its ruling on the PRH application issue for same-sex couples and the government side has lost. DAB Legislative Councillor Holden Chow points out that this verdict will allow same-sex couples married overseas to apply for PRH housing and this gives the impression to the public that same-sex marriage is now legal in the HKSAR. He was disappointed with the ruling and said that he had received grave concern from parents and organization about the court decision. There is a fear within the public that the decision would undermine traditional family values in Hong Kong.
Though he respects sexual diversity, he anticipates the legalization of same-sex marriage will have far-reaching consequences on issues including child adoption, definition of marriage in children’s textbooks, etc. All these worries cannot be swept under the carpet. Holden urges the government to file an appeal.
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