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Article: W v Registrar of Marriages and the right to equality in Hong Kong

TitleW v Registrar of Marriages and the right to equality in Hong Kong
Authors
Issue Date2011
PublisherSweet & Maxwell Asia. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.hku.hk/law/hklj/
Citation
Hong Kong Law Journal, 2011, v. 41 PART 1, p. 89-107 How to Cite?
AbstractThis article contends that the Hong Kong government's decision to deny a transgender woman's application to marry her male partner, reviewed by the Court of First Instance in W v Registrar of Marriages, engages a right to equality and non-discrimination in Hong Kong constitutional law as well as anti-discrimination legislation. In light of the relative marginalization of the transgender community and Hong Kong's reasonably robust equality jurisprudence, framing W's challenge more explicitly on equality grounds may have had some advantages. In particular, a focus on equality may have strengthened the court's resolve to exercise its duty to protect the rights of minorities against discriminatory social attitudes.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/135137
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2015 Impact Factor: 0.215
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.101
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dc.contributor.authorLoper, Ken_HK
dc.date.accessioned2011-07-27T01:28:56Z-
dc.date.available2011-07-27T01:28:56Z-
dc.date.issued2011en_HK
dc.identifier.citationHong Kong Law Journal, 2011, v. 41 PART 1, p. 89-107en_HK
dc.identifier.issn0378-0600en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/135137-
dc.description.abstractThis article contends that the Hong Kong government's decision to deny a transgender woman's application to marry her male partner, reviewed by the Court of First Instance in W v Registrar of Marriages, engages a right to equality and non-discrimination in Hong Kong constitutional law as well as anti-discrimination legislation. In light of the relative marginalization of the transgender community and Hong Kong's reasonably robust equality jurisprudence, framing W's challenge more explicitly on equality grounds may have had some advantages. In particular, a focus on equality may have strengthened the court's resolve to exercise its duty to protect the rights of minorities against discriminatory social attitudes.en_HK
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherSweet & Maxwell Asia. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.hku.hk/law/hklj/en_HK
dc.relation.ispartofHong Kong Law Journalen_HK
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License-
dc.titleW v Registrar of Marriages and the right to equality in Hong Kongen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
dc.identifier.emailLoper, K:kloper@hku.hken_HK
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dc.relation.referenceshttp://www.scopus.com/mlt/select.url?eid=2-s2.0-84858405243&selection=ref&src=s&origin=recordpageen_HK
dc.identifier.volume41en_HK
dc.identifier.issuePART 1en_HK
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dc.publisher.placeHong Kongen_HK
dc.identifier.scopusauthoridLoper, K=35768098200en_HK

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