Sweet video by insurance company about what home means to same-sex couples highlights need for equal rights for LGBTQ+ in HK

Screengrab of OneDegree’s video
Screengrab of OneDegree’s video

A sweet video by an insurance company showing what home means to same-sex couples is highlighting the need for equal protection for LGBTQ+ people in Hong Kong. 

The video, which is around 2.5 minutes long, was posted by OneDegree on its social media accounts on Wednesday and features interviews with nine same-sex couples on what home means to them. 

The interviewees described home as “where you can be your true self” and “where I can let down my defense”. 

Some also gave honest accounts of what living together means.

“It is when you share the bed with a blanket hog,” said one interviewee. 

“He always puts his leg on my shoulder like this,” another added.

But at the end of the day, many couples said home is where each other are.

The interviewees also talked about how important it is to give their loved ones a home, to “provide her a quality living” and “protect him from the unexpected.”

“Not all homes are the same but the needs are universal,” the insurance company said in the closing remarks of the video.

The company said in the post accompanying the video that, under its home insurance policy, same-sex couples can also enjoy the same protection as those who are married as long as they live together as every family should be protected equally. 

OneDegree joins a growing list of insurance companies that are offering policies covering same-sex couples in Hong Kong, where marriage and civil unions between them are still not legally recognized. 

Other firms who have added such protections in their coverage include Prudential, Manulife and HSBC Insurance.

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