A strong show of solidarity from 12 leading international financial institutions in support of an expatriate lesbian spouse was rejected by a Hong Kong court on Thursday on the grounds they would be unlikely to offer new arguments.
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One possible reason for the mysterious shut down may lie a protest gone wrong. Rela participated in a controversial protest at Shanghai’s popular ‘marriage market’ at People’s Park, Shanghaiist reports. The ‘marriage market’ is an event where elderly parents search for suitable partners for their unwed sons or daughters. Rela was one of the groups to send mothers of LGBTI children to the event to raise awareness for gay rights.
Continue reading at: Chinese lesbian dating app randomly shut down, leaving 6.5 million users clueless (Source)
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What exactly did the banner say? The New York Times had a translation:
“Protect traditional Chinese morals. Defend core socialist values. Resist corrosion from decadent Western thoughts. Keep homosexuality far from campus.”
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