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

UNC Legal Studies Research Paper

4 Pages Posted: 8 Nov 2014

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Kelley Loper

The University of Hong Kong - Faculty of Law; University of California, Berkeley - Berkeley Center on Comparative Equality & Anti-Discrimination Law

Holning Lau

University of North Carolina School of Law

Charles Lau

RTI International

Date Written: November 6, 2014

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Loper, Kelley and Lau, Holning and Lau, Charles, Public Attitudes Towards Gays and Lesbians and Towards Sexual Orientation Anti-Discrimination Legislation (November 6, 2014). Centre for Comparative and Public Law, Faculty of Law, The University of Hong Kong, 2014, UNC Legal Studies Research Paper, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2520312

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Holning Lau

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Charles Lau

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