A Hong Kong judge rules laws that prohibit gay sex are "unconstitutional." Existing laws prohibit sexual intimacy between men if one or both are under 21, while heterosexual and lesbian couples who are 16 or older may do so lawfully. The judge ruled those laws "discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation. (They) are demeaning of gay men who are, through the legislation, stereotyped as deviant."
The challenge was brought by William Roy Leung, a 20-year-old gay man. After the decision, he told reportes, ""The difference is I can finally have a loving relationship without being scared of (being) thrown into jail for life imprisonment. That would be what we've been asking for."
Meanwhile, Aruba's Superior Court rules the Caribbean island must register the lesbian marriage of Charlene and Esther Oduber-Lamers, who were wed in Holland in 2001. Meanwhile, the government of the former Dutch colony promises an appeal to Holland's Supreme Court. Holland legalized gay marriage in 2001, but Aruban authorities say Dutch law also grants their right to self-rule.
UK police look for witnesses after six lesbians are attacked in Oxford. Two have facial injuries after being punched, beaten and hit with a brick.