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Tycoon Offers Marriage Bounty for Lesbian Daughter

Charming a Prospective Prince

Ridiculous, but apparently true. According to an article in the BBC, a Hong Kong tycoon is offering $65m to the Prince Charming who can 'convert' his lesbian daughter, who recently married her long-term girlfriend. 

No, it's not some bad modern day fairy tale. But the promise of a marriage bounty this big is likely to draw all kinds of punters and Don Juan types. 

Though property and shipping billionaire Cecil Chao is himself a bachelor, he's convinced all his daughter Gigi needs is a "good husband" to sort her out. 

Since same-sex marriage isn't legal or recognized in Hong Kong (where homosexuality was only decriminalized in 1991), Gigi Chao married her partner, Sean Eav, in France.

Apparently businesswoman and University grad Gigi isn't taking her father's bounty at all seriously. For now. 

"I don't mind whether he is rich or poor," Mr Chao said of the potential suitor. "The important thing is that he is generous and kind-hearted. Gigi is a very good woman with both talents and looks. She is devoted to her parents, is generous and does volunteer work."

Though Mr Chao claims he won't force his daughter to "marry a man against her will," isn't it bad enough that he wants to change who she is at some fundamental level?  

I can only cringe to imagine the long line of men thinking they are demi-god enough to convert a natural born lesbian... So much for progress.