They’re not ‘mentally ill’ any more, but they still can’t marry, ...

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They’re not ‘mentally ill’ any more, but they still can’t marry, so ...

China’s LGBT community has turned to an online same-sex marriage app as government stalls its legalisation

AFP

Engaged for more than three years, Guo and Zhu are fed up waiting for Chinese lawmakers to approve same-sex marriage, so they have turned online to gain recognition for their relationship.

Despite a shake-up of China’s marriage law last month, and a groundswell of support for same-sex unions in the socially conservative country, demands to make gay marriage legal have not been met.

The men joined thousands of other couples announcing their “wedding” through an app where same-sex couples are given an unrecognised marriage certificate to share with friends, colleagues and the public...

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