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HK Gay Couple Challenges Inheritance Laws, SCMP Reports

Updated: Aug 5, 2021



Key Points:

- Same sex marriage is not legal in Hong Kong

- Case involves a gay couple who registered their marriage in London but property owned is in Hong Kong

- Current law does not recognize foreign same-sex marriage and thus, partner won’t be able to inherit estate in the absence of a will, won’t be entitled to first priority in obtaining grant to the administration and others

- Case still ongoing


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