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South China Morning Post quotes Lisa Wong on a high-profile ruling in Hong Kong relating to RIVF

A recent ruling in Hong Kong has awarded a lesbian couple equal parental status for their son conceived through RIVF.

Lisa Wong, Partner, comments that the ruling will hopefully serve as a relief for future cases in similar situations. However, the practical implications are unclear and it is unlikely that the ruling will bring any immediate changes to the city’s policies in recognising parental rights of such partners.

"The declaration made by the court for R to be recognised as the ‘common law parent’ is just another example for the court to fill the legislative gap when a situation such this happens, where the children are born to same-sex couples with modern technology involved."

Lisa recommends that Hong Kong could consider revising its laws to allow same-sex couples access to reproductive technology and relevant services such as fertility clinics. 

"Society has changed. Our law needs to catch up with the development of society to cater for the needs of modern families."

Read the full article in South China Morning Post here (subscription required).

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