View Poll Results: Should same sex marriage be legal in HK

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  • Overseas same sex marriages should be recognised

    15 7.18%
  • Same sex marriages should be possible in Hong Kong

    105 50.24%
  • Does it matter?

    20 9.57%
  • No, marriage is just for men and women

    69 33.01%
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Should Hong Kong recognise same sex marriage?

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  1. #181

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    Quote Originally Posted by East_coast:
    Today is the International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia.

    Many locals, overseas professionals, and domestic helpers are denied being recognised by the state as being a couple.
    It seems your habit of starting threads without giving your own opinion and jumping in later is deeply entrenched within you. @East_coast
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  2. #182

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    Interesting that 33 (1/5th) Geo members who voted, voted no. A surprising amount considering one would have expected a more modern worldly open mindedness amongst the well travelled expat community.


  3. #183

    I remember my 3 year old kid coming home and saying " My friend has two mums."
    My reply "Good for her. Some people have two mums, some have two dad, there are lots of different families."


  4. #184

    May be one of the dad's is the biological dads ?


  5. #185

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dard:
    A child needs a father and a mother in order to develop properly ( emotionally, psychologically, physically etc ). Allowing two dads to adopt a child is child abuse. I am not even considering the bullying the children of same sex couple will face when in school and amongst their peers. You cannot play around with the needs of children.
    Views like yours will be consigned to the dustbin of history where they belong.
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  6. #186

    In an ideal world, a child would have a mother and father, but that isn't the case.

    Many people developed well without a father. Steve Jobs, Elon Musk, Obama, Michael Phelps.

    Many people lots parents etc through war , death, etc and they still have the human spirit to thrive.

    Regarding the bullying the children of same sexed couples face at schools, then how about dealing with the bullies ? I was bullied at school in the UK for being chinese. So should I have put a bag over my head or not go to school?

    It is all about being tolerant of our differences.

    And by the way, lots of kids have married parents of one mum and one dad, but the parents are absent most of the time from their lives.

    It takes a village to raise a child. Not just mum and dad.

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  7. #187
    Quote Originally Posted by Dard:
    A child needs a father and a mother in order to develop properly ( emotionally, psychologically, physically etc ). Allowing two dads to adopt a child is child abuse. I am not even considering the bullying the children of same sex couple will face when in school and amongst their peers. You cannot play around with the needs of children.

    And I supposed based on that there should be a check box for the kids to tick a) legitimate. b) bastard?

    If anything, we should be supportive of these kids and be tolerant. If someone wants to be married as a gay couple, it doesn't affect you. You are not sleeping in their bed.
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  8. #188

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dard:
    You mean Sodom and Gomorrah, people like you have also existed throughout history and they always played a role in the decline of a civilization. Keep f**king around with important social structures which have sustained mankind for centuries till the entire society comes down, crumbling under your own feet. Your children will face the consequences down the line.

    Lets see how you will face the Russian and Chinese in a war? If this goes on, l hope China takes over US and she will in about 20 years.
    Thanks for the babbling. No idea what your point is but if you think human society is some unchanging monolith surviving through millenia than good luck to you
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  9. #189

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skyhook:
    Interesting that 33 (1/5th) Geo members who voted, voted no. A surprising amount considering one would have expected a more modern worldly open mindedness amongst the well travelled expat community.
    I think a few locals lurk here too.
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  10. #190

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    Quote Originally Posted by CharSiuNow:
    For various official purposes marriage is often different than partnership. Think pensions, insurance, inheritance, vsiting rights, etc etc. It varies by country, but gay couples often bump into barriers that straight married couples don't. I can understand, even if I'm happily divorced myself.
    yes agreed but that was really my point, scrap the ridiculous marriage label and give those that want some kind of commitment the ability to do so with rights equal to those of married people now. One level playing field regardless of the pairing (ok human/animal/fish//insect out of scope

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