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A Hong Kong court upholds a ruling in favor of equal inheritance rights for same-sex couples

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HONG KONG (AP) — A Hong Kong court has upheld a ruling that favored the granting of equal inheritance rights to same-sex couples. It’s the latest victory for the city’s LGBTQ+ community. The decision by the Court of Appeal on Tuesday rejected the government’s appeal against the ruling that said the differential treatment facing same-sex married couples under two inheritance laws in the city constitutes unlawful discrimination. Currently, Hong Kong only recognizes same-sex marriage for certain purposes such as taxation, civil service benefits and dependent visas. Many of the government’s concessions were won through legal challenges in recent years as the city has seen a growing social acceptance of same-sex marriage.

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