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Diocese against bill favouring same-sex partners

HONG KONG (SE): The Hong Kong diocese has been critical of a proposal put forward by a member of the Legislative Council (LegCo), Cyd Ho Sau-lan, from the Labour Party, to amend the law so that same-sex couples married legally overseas would have the right to reclaim the ashes of their deceased partner from a columbaria.

On July 6, Ho proposed an amendment to the Private Columbaria Bill, which only allows relatives to retrieve ashes from a columbaria.

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