Leung v Secretary of Justice, Hong Kong Court of Appeal, [2006] 4 H.K.L.R.D. 211

The Hong Kong Court of Appeal held that disparate age-of-consent laws between same-sex and opposite-sex intercourse violated Hong Kong’s Basic Law and Bill of Rights. The Court set a new precedent by recognising sexual orientation as a proscribed ground of discrimination, giving sexual orientation equal footing with other proscribed grounds of discrimination, such as sex and race.