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Wedding photos of Henry Li and Edgar Ng show the couple holding hands, surrounded by beaming friends — the freeze-frame of joy a contrast to the two men's struggle in Hong Kong for LGBTQ rights.

Ng had launched legal bids in 2019 demanding equal treatment for same-sex couples on public housing and inheritance — a fight continued by his husband after Ng's suicide a year later.

The LGBTQ community has seen incremental legal victories in Hong Kong since the mid-2000s, winning in the Chinese city's courts on targeted issues ranging from visas to taxes.

But same-sex marriage remains out of reach. 

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