A Hong Kong court on Friday upheld a government policy which denies civil partnerships to couples that are same-sex.
The Court of First Instance ruled against the woman applicant – known only as MK in the city’s first-ever case on civil partnerships. She filed a challenge that is legal the us government final June, arguing that the ban on same-sex civil partnerships had been unconstitutional.
But, Judge Anderson Chow stated that the us government didn’t violate MK’s constitutional rights in doubting her same-sex wedding, or in its failure to give a framework that is legal recognising same-sex relationships, such as for instance civil unions.
In the 41-page judgment, Chow stated he had been using a “strict appropriate approach” in determining the scenario, despite the fact that he had been conscious that individuals in culture have “diverse and even diametrically compared views.”