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Hong Kong lawmakers set to debate restrictive transgender rights bill

Tuesday, March 4, 2014
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HONG KONG -- Lawmakers in Hong Kong are set to debate a draft bill that if passed would codify an existing government policy that transgender people must undergo surgery to remove their genitals and construct new ones before they can qualify for legal recognition of their gender reassignment.

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Hong Kong transgender woman wins legal battle to marry boyfriend

Monday, May 13, 2013
Hong Kong's top court granted the transgender woman, identified only as W, the right to marry her boyfriend Monday in a watershed ruling that falls short of allowing same-sex marriage. Photo: Vincent Yu, AP
HONG KONG -- Hong Kong's top court granted a transgender woman the right to marry her boyfriend Monday in a watershed ruling that falls short of allowing same-sex marriage.

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Male suitors flock to lesbian after wealthy father offers ‘marriage bounty’

Friday, September 28, 2012
Gigi Chao, with her father Cecil.
The recently married lesbian daughter of a Hong Kong property and shipping tycoon has been flood with marriage proposals from male suitors after her father offered $65 million "marriage bounty" for any man who can win her heart and walk her down the aisle.

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Hong Kong hires conversion therapy expert as social welfare trainer

Sunday, June 19, 2011
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Hong Kong has hired prominent local psychiatrist Hong Kwai-wah, who specializes in “treating unwanted homosexuality,” as a trainer for its social welfare staff.

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