The EOC supports the motion to promote equal rights for people of different sexual orientations
The Equal Opportunities Commission (EOC) issues its statement of support today (6 November 2012) for the motion to be moved by the Hon Cyd HO Sau-lan in the Legislative Council on 7 November 2012 to urge “the Government to expeditiously launch public consultation on enacting legislation to safeguard equal opportunities for and the basic rights of people of different sexual orientations."
Mr. LAM Woon-kwong, the EOC Chairperson, said, “The Commission has all along been advocating for legislation to protect the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community from discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity, which many in the LGBT community continue to face in various aspects of their daily lives.”
“A public consultation on this subject is indeed overdue, in light of recent global trends towards protecting the LGBT community’s rights. The EOC urges the Government to take the lead in reviewing its policies and promptly take action to safeguard the dignity and human rights of our LGBT community,” added Mr. Lam.
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Equal Opportunities Commission
6 November 2012