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    Gay Rights in HK

    I think I know the answer to this one already but in case I am mistaken, I will ask.

    Is there any legal recognition of gay partners in HK? Any possibility of getting spousal visa rights for a same-sex partner?


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    Nope. They do not recognise same-sex marraiges.

    The only way out may be if you have a marraige cert from another country that does. Would be a test case, I'd think.


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    Nor do they recognise long-term but not officialised partnerships of any sort. No marriage certificate = no spousal visa benefits.


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    Terribly shortminded of them isn't it. Even if your partner doesn't even want to come for work (i.e. just come to shop) he's not allowed to stay longer than the usual tourist visa. (which is 180 days if you are UK, but only guessing)


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    Graeme,

    At the end of the day, westerners are a bit pampered. The standard South Asian visas for people like my parents are @ 2 weeks.

    Now think about that .. and try to rejustify your statement.

    Shri


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    It's a capitalist world though, and countries that rely on tourism in any way, need to welcome people from the richer countries... they don't have the same incentive to welcome people from the traditionally poorer countries.

    It's unfair, but it makes complete business sense.


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    Next time you ask for something, Botox, do state your income - we'll see if it's worth our while replying. Makes perfect business sense!


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    Originally posted by Botox
    It's a capitalist world though, and countries that rely on tourism in any way, need to welcome people from the richer countries... they don't have the same incentive to welcome people from the traditionally poorer countries.

    It's unfair, but it makes complete business sense.
    Load of crap which sticks of racial stereotypes.

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    Jeez, I'm not saying I AGREE with it, I'm just observing the NATURE OF THE WORLD. I don't think I've ever posted anything personally insulting to anyone here.

    But it's true - the average man in Africa earns less than the average man in England, and as immigration laws are based on national averages, they take that into account.

    And if you're asking my income (my personal income is low as I've just started working, but my family income is high, and I'm usually the family charity case), then it's probably quite high, for a 20 year old at least.


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    A lie repeated enough times often turns into reality. Anyways, we're digressing way beyond the original topic.


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