Same-Sex Couples Must Pick Their Battles in Hong Kong Courts
By David S. Ma
The Repulse Bay Front Lawn, a popular wedding venue in Hong Kong. Photo by Jessie Fung
In 2018, three individuals independently applied for judicial review in Hong Kong to seek the recognition of same-sex marriage on constitutional grounds. This article summarizes the judgments of the Hong Kong Court of First Instance (“HKCFI”) on two of these applications. The third application (TF v Secretary for Justice HCAL2648/2018) was stayed, and there was no update at the time of writing.