In China, the court refused to register same-sex marriage


The first Chinese gay couple tries to register their union and was refused, was not able to defend in court the right to marry.

26-year-old Sun Wen Yin and his partner, Hu Ming-liang applied for registration of their union, but they were refused to issue a marriage certificate. After that, the pair went to court in Changsha City in Hunan Province. Chinese LGBT community considered as a resonant process: more than 300 people, many of whom come from neighboring provinces, gathered at the entrance to the courthouse to support the men.

However, the court ruled in favor of workers registrar. Lawyer pair Funun Shi said he will appeal the verdict, as the judges decision “is in contradiction with the spirit of the laws of the People’s Republic of China.”

Although same-sex marriage is not legalized in China, many couples live openly, some of them adopt children.


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