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Spousal benefits, businesswomen and fornication

Your Daily Package of newsy and naughty bits from around the world

Hong Kong overturns spousal benefits for gay couples

The Hong Kong Court of Appeal has overturned a lower court ruling requiring the government to give same-sex partners spousal benefits, saying that the city’s government has a “legitimate aim” to protect traditional marriage. [South China Morning Post]

Japanese businesswoman comes out

High profile Japanese businesswoman and self-management guru Kazuyo Katsuma has come out as in a same-sex relationship with an LGBT activist. [Japan Times]

Indonesia removes homosexuality from fornication bill

After protests from civil society organizations, Indonesia has stripped the word “same-sex” from a bill criminalizing fornication. Regardless, the proposed legislation may criminalize all extramarital sex, functionally banning all gay sex anyway. [Reuters]

Chile to allow legal gender change

The Chilean supreme court has ruled that citizens may change their legal gender without any medical certification or intervention. [La Tercera]

Ecuador recognizes same-sex family

A court in Ecuador has ordered that a girl parented by a lesbian couple should have both of their last names recognized on official documents. [Telesur]