Chinese lesbian couple ‘marries’ in push to legalize same-sex marriage

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Gay marriage is currently not legal in China, and homosexuality is still viewed as a taboo by many Chinese people. Until 2001, being gay was considered a mental illness by the national Chinese psychiatric association. Li and Xu’s ceremony is a political one rather than a legal one, meant to make a stand for same-sex marriage.

This follows the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling last week that struck down gay marriage bans as unconstitutional, a decision widely seen as a huge step forward for the LGBT movement. Read more…

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