Finance giants step in to Hong Kong gay court battle

Finance giants step in to Hong Kong gay court battleMajor 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”.



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