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 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
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

The petition by 10 activists comes ahead of the international day against homophobia and laments the lack of protection for same-sex couples

Topic |   National People's Congress (NPC)
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 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
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
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