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LGBT book should be thrown at officials

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For a government that claims it wants greater social harmony, recent rows over LGBT issues have been wholly of its own making.

From restricting access to children’s books with gay themes in public libraries to fighting – and losing – a court case involving an expatriate gay spouse all the way to the top court, officials created the conflicts while fighting a progressive trend that is probably irreversible.

Legalising same-sex marriage in Hong Kong is just a matter of time, though it may take us much longer. Taiwan, though, is already there.

Still, the government should recognise this global trend. It may be too hot a political potato for it to handle right now. But it would be wise to take steps in preparing the community for this eventuality, rather than trying to fight it.

Why gay Hongkongers........

© South China Morning Post