Saturday, October 10, 2015   

Transsexual wins right to wed
(05-13 11:25)

A transsexual woman named in court as ‘W’ will be allowed to marry her boyfriend after the SAR's top court allowed her appeal, in a majority decision of four to one.
The judges said the Basic Law and the Bill of Rights protected the right to marry, RTHK reports.
They noted that in present-day, multicultural Hong Kong, the nature of marriage as a social institution had undergone far reaching changes, and the importance of procreation as an essential constituent had diminished.
The court said it was unconstitutional to impair the woman's right to marry.
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