Major international finance institutions in Hong Kong made a landmark intervention Wednesday in the case of a gay couple struggling to get their rights recognised by the city's courts. The 12 businesses -- including Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs and Credit Suisse -- say they want to submit evidence to a hearing at the Court of Appeal next week in the case of a British woman refused a spousal visa because she is in a same-sex partnership. Law firm Davis Polk and Wardwell, representing the companies, said their clients had intervened "to assist the court by giving a more rounded picture of the issues". " Hong Kong does not recognise gay marriage and only decriminalised homosexuality in 1991.
June 7 / Yahoo News