Public Attitudes Towards Gays and Lesbians and Towards Sexual Orientation Anti-Discrimination Legislation
Centre for Comparative and Public Law, Faculty of Law, The University of Hong Kong, 2014
4 Pages Posted: 8 Nov 2014
Date Written: November 6, 2014
There is mounting discussion about introducing legislation in Hong Kong to prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation in the private sector. The Hong Kong Equal Opportunities Commission launched a Discrimination Law Review in July 2014 and has commissioned a study on the feasibility of legislating against discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity and intersex status. To inform this conversation, this briefing paper presents public opinion data from a 2013 telephone survey. We report public attitudes towards gays and lesbians and towards proposed anti-discrimination legislation.
Keywords: sexual orientation discrimination law, Hong Kong
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