Hong Kong court rules in favor of gay couple seeking public housing

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03/04/2020

A Hong Kong court on Wednesday ruled that married same-sex couples have the right to apply for public housing, in a move that could make it easier for LGBT+ people to live in one of the world’s most expensive cities. Hong Kong does not recognize same-sex marriage but the case was brought by permanent resident Nick Infinger, who married his partner in Canada in 2018 and applied for public housing. The government rejected their application under the “ordinary family” category because they are not husband and wife. But on Wednesday a court ruled the refusal was unconstitutional and said low-income same-sex couples had the same need for affordable housing as opposite-sex couples.

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