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Hong Kong Court: Denying Same-Sex Spousal Benefits Unlawful

Hong Kong’s Court of Final Appeal said Thursday the government cannot deny spousal employment benefits to same-sex couples, in a ruling hailed as a major step forward for same-sex equality in the semi-autonomous Chinese territory. The court overturned an earlier judgment, saying unanimously that denying same-sex couples access to spousal benefits is unlawful. “It follows therefore that the ‘prevailing views of the community on marriage’ ... even if this can confidently be gauged in the...

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