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Same-sex couples not allowed subsidised Hong Kong housing because of ‘scarcity of resources,’ gov’t argues in appeal

Allowing same-sex couples who married abroad to apply for subsidised public housing would hurt heterosexual married couples because taxpayer-funded housing resources in the city are extremely scarce, a Hong Kong court heard on Wednesday. However, an applicant who challenged the government’s discriminatory policy on the basis of sexual orientation, said authorities had not assessed the […]