要求特首於施政報告中 承諾開展性傾向歧視條例公眾諮詢 HK Gov: Launch Public Consultation on legislation against Discrimination on the Grounds of Sexual Orientation

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要求特首於施政報告中 承諾開展性傾向歧視條例公眾諮詢 HK Gov: Launch Public Consultation on legislation against Discrimination on the Grounds of Sexual Orientation

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要求於施政報告中 承諾開展性傾向歧視條例公眾諮詢

The Chief Executive’s Policy Address 2013 – A Pledge to Launch Public Consultation on legislation against Discrimination on the Grounds of Sexual Orientation (for English, please scroll down)

 

早前,何秀蘭議員提出的「促請政府開展性傾向歧視條例公眾諮詢」動議,在分組點票的扭曲機制中被否決。特區政府、民建聯、自由黨、經民聯及工聯會,漠視同志面對的歧視及不公,有負為政者之責任。

政府根據一份六年前的民意調查,指只有三成多的受訪者支持立法。然而何秀蘭議員最近委託港大民研進行的民意調查,受訪的一千多人當中,有63.8%的受訪者認為本港應該有法例保障不同性傾向人士免受歧視;其中,22%的受訪者更認為「非常應該」立法保障同志,而反對立法的則只有 14.4%。可見,所謂社會大眾沒有共識,只是搪塞卸責,砌詞推諉,有負眾望。

此刻,政府正進行2013年施政報告諮詢,我們向特區政府提出兩點要求:

1. 於2013施政報告中,承諾開展《性傾向歧視條例》立法的公眾諮詢

2. 《財政預算案》中增撥資源予同志及跨性別友善的非政府組織,開設不同性傾向及性別認同人士的適切服務,照顧同志及跨性別社群的需要。

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行政長官梁振英先生

政務司司長林鄭月娥女士

財政司司長曾俊華先生

政制及內地事務局局長譚志源先生

社會福利署署長聶德權先生

The motion moved recently by Legislative Councilor Cyd Ho urging the Government to "launch public consultation on enacting legislation to safeguard equal opportunities for and the basic rights of people of different sexual orientations" was defeated in the Functional Constituency. The view of the majority of LegCo Members elected in Geographical Constituencies was brushed aside and the need to consider and deal with the discrimination and injustice faced by Hong Kong's GLBT citizens was ignored.

Though the survey conducted by the Government six years ago revealed then that only 30% of the respondents supported enacting legislation against discrimination, the situation is changing rapidly. In a recent survey conducted by the University of Hong Kong, 63.8% of the respondents felt that Hong Kong should have laws to protect people of different sexual orientation from discrimination. 22% of respondents were "very much in favor" of such legislation and only 14.4% disagreed. This clearly shows that the argument that there is no consensus in society for the introduction of legislation is already untrue and is steadily becoming more so.

As the public consultation for the Policy Address 2013 is currently underway, we urge the HKSAR Government to:

 

1. Pledge to launch regular public consultation on the issue of an Ordinance to outlaw discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation .

2. In the 2013-2014 Budget, allocate more funds to GLBT-friendly NGOs in order to provide needed and appropriate programs and services to promote equality and serve the unique needs of the GLBT community.



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