Like us on Facebook. University of Michigan News". The Hong Kong government said in September it would recognise overseas same-sex partnerships when granting dependent visas, after a British lesbian who was denied a spousal visa took it to court and won. Archived from the original on 28 May This association no doubt helped the gradual narrowing in scope of the term towards its current dominant meaning, which was at first confined to subcultures. Participants holding a large rainbow flag as they take part in the annual pride parade at Victoria park in Hong Kong on Nov 17,
Same-sex couples cannot apply for public housing or enjoy their partner's pension benefits, Lau said.
Two gay men challenge Hong Kong ban on same-sex marriage
The word continued to be used with the dominant meaning of "carefree", as evidenced by the title of The Gay Divorceea musical film about a heterosexual couple. And Atkinson drove to one victim's house to take property from him, the indictment said. By the midth century, gay was well established in reference to hedonistic and uninhibited lifestyles  and its antonym straightwhich had long had connotations of seriousness, respectability, and conventionality, had now acquired specific connotations of heterosexuality. Business Coworking firm Venture X jumps to Frisco with new deal. Retrieved 4 March
Same-sex couples cannot apply for public housing or enjoy their partner's pension benefits, Lau said. Asexual Bisexual Heterosexual Homosexual. In Junethe headline of the review of the Beatles' Sgt. For other uses, see Gay disambiguation. Hong Kong has seen a number of lawsuits in recent years over the rights of gay couples, but this is the first legal challenge seeking to legalise same-sex union.