Mayu Yu, 27, and Elsie Liao, 21, try to register their same-sex marriage at the Dongcheng marriage registry in Beijing, but were refused by China's marriage law. Photo: Simon Song

Lawyers petition NPC commission to legalise gay marriage

Ten rights lawyers petitioned a key National People's Congress commission yesterday, calling for legitimising same-sex marriage on the mainland, ahead of today's annual International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia.