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HK Lifts Public Gay Sex Ban

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Hong Kong’s queers are celebrating a victory today after Hong Kong’s high court dealt a blow to an “unconstitutional” law against public sodomy.

Two men were arrested last year for having sex in their car, which they had parked on a dark, seemingly abandoned streets. Coppers dragged them in for violating the Chinese terroritory’s laws against gay public sex. Lower courts ruled in favor of the men, ruling that straight couples would never have been detained for doing the dirty. The government, however, cried foul and petitioned the case up to the supreme court, which it did and subsequently smacked down the law.

Chief Justice Andrew Li said in the ruling that the law targets homosexuals and “does not criminalize heterosexuals for the same or comparable conduct.”

Gay activist Cho Man-kit welcomed Tuesday’s ruling as a victory for gay rights.

“The government has no way to avoid amending the law now that the court has ruled unanimously against it.

We’re pleasantly surprised to hear this news, especially considering the former British colony’s Obscene Articles Tribunal forced a poet to remove her lesbian work for the line “I want to pinch your inner thigh”.

By:           Andrew Belonksy
On:           Jul 17, 2007
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  • 2 Comments
    • abelincoln
      abelincoln

      Quote – The government has no way to avoid amending the law now that the court has ruled unanimously against it. – End quote.

      Well it’s China… won’t they just take the Supreme Court justices out to the back of the court building and make them build something then shoot them?

      Jul 17, 2007 at 6:39 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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