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Hong Kong Ruling Strengthens Rights Protection on Same-Sex Relations

Expand A giant rainbow flag is displayed during Hong Kong's annual pride parade on November 25, 2017. © 2017 Aaron Tam/AFP/Getty Images Nearly 120 years after Hong Kong made sodomy punishable by a possible life sentence, a recent court ruling marks a further step toward completely decriminalizing same-sex relations. In 2007, Hong Kong scrapped its British-era sodomy law. But, for over a decade, several remaining provisions in its Crime Ordinance continued to single out male same-sex relations, either through disproportionate sentencing or by specifically criminalizing sexual acts between men.…

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