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Laws Governing Homosexual Conduct
(HKLRC Report)

Published in 1983, this report recommended a range of changes to the law. The key recommendation was to amend the law so that it would no longer be an offence for two consenting males of 21 years of age or above to engage in homosexual conduct in private. This recommendation was implemented by the Crimes (Amendment) Ordinance in 1991.

To afford greater protection to members of the community from any offensive behaviour of a sexual nature in public, including homosexual behaviour, the Commission recommended the creation of a new offence of indecent behaviour, punishable with a fine and imprisonment.

The Commission also recommended amendments to a number of offences relating to procurement and prostitution to include the exploitation of young men for homosexual purposes.

Press Release (PDF) (MS Word)
Report (PDF) (MS Word)

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