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In landmark ruling, Hong Kong court grants British lesbian right to spousal visa

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Published: 06:50 GMT, Jul 4, 2018 |
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Hong Kong’s top court ruled on Wednesday (July 4) that a British lesbian should be granted a spousal visa, in a landmark judgment that could open the door for expatriates’ same-sex partners to move to the financial hub.

The British woman, known as QT, sued the director of immigration in 2014 after she was denied a spousal visa that would have granted her resident status and allowed her to work without the need for a separate visa.

The woman and her partner, a dual British and South African national who was offered work in Hong Kong, had entered into a civil partnership in Britain.

The unanimous ruling by five judges brings to an end a four-year legal battle by QT, who has garnered public support from more than 30 top global banks and law firms, including Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley.

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