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Hong Kong Court Favors Gay Couple In Landmark Victory For LGBTQ Rights

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Hong Kong Court Favors Gay Couple In Landmark Victory For LGBTQ Rights

Hong Kong Court Favors Gay Couple In Landmark Victory For LGBTQ Rights

According to the HuffPost, Hong Kong’s top court on Thursday ruled in favor of a gay civil servant fighting for spousal and tax benefits for his husband, in the latest legal victory over equal rights for same-sex couples in a city where gay marriage is banned.

The court said while the protection of the institution of marriage as defined by Hong Kong’s laws is a “legitimate aim,” the government “failed to justify the differential treatment” which amounted to discrimination.

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