Friday, October 18, 2019

Hong Kong Court: No Protection For Same-Sex Marriage or Civil Unions

In MK v. Government of HKSAR, (HKCFI, Oct. 18, 2019), the Hong Kong Court of First Instance ruled that Article 37 of Hong Kong's Basic Law  providing protection for the freedom of marriage applies only to heterosexual marriage.  It also held that the government does not have a duty to provide a legal framework, such as civil unions, as an alternative to protect same-sex couples. JURIST reports on the decision.