Hong Kong: Pro-LGBT banks offering support to expat lesbian couple would not offer any new argument, Hong Kong court rules

A strong show of solidarity from 12 leading international financial institutions in support of an expatriate lesbian spouse was rejected by a Hong Kong court on Thursday on the grounds they would be unlikely to offer new arguments. The woman, identified as QT, is battling the government in court for recognition of her same-sex relationship registered in Britain, following a failed application for a judicial review over the Immigration Department’s refusal to grant her a dependent visa to Hong Kong.

The 12 institutions filed an application with the Court of Appeal last month offering to provide their perspective on how the existing policy could adversely affect Hong Kong as an international financial centre by limiting the pool of quality foreign employees willing to relocate. Read more via South China Morning Post