Married gay man sues Hong Kong government over rejected public housing application

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11/23/2018

A gay man is suing the Hong Kong government for denying him a public housing flat – because he is married to another man. In a judicial review application filed to the High Court on Thursday, Nick Infinger argued the Housing Authority’s decision was unconstitutional under the Hong Kong Bill of Rights and the Basic Law, the city’s mini-constitution. It followed several high-profile LGBT court cases in the city in recent years but was the first to affect low-income couples. Human rights lawyer Michael Vidler, representing Infinger, said: “It’s easier to believe only foreigners would be gay, lesbian and transsexual. But the fact is the vast majority are permanent residents, born and bred [here].”

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