China’s LGBT Community in Push to Legalise Same-Sex Marriage
South China Morning Post, China, 12/1/2019
As China is in the process of reviewing its civil laws, equality activists make a legal push for state recognition of same-sex marriage. While China doesn’t legally ban same-sex marriage, there are no laws granting it legal status. China’s LGBT community and their supporters shared their stories online and wrote to the legislators appealing for recognition of same-sex marriage. ‘We know that it’s already the third draft and they will probably not include same-sex marriage, but at least we want to let lawmakers hear there’s a need among the LGBT community,’ said the director of Guangzhou-based LGBT Rights Advocacy China.