Same-sex couples can now apply for guardianship rights. Photo: Reuters

Gay couple in Beijing become first to take advantage of new legal rights

  • Couple were married overseas, but because this is not legally recognised in China the step is seen as the closest thing to a marriage certificate
  • Becoming each other’s guardian helps protect property rights and allows them to authorise medical treatment
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Same-sex couples can now apply for guardianship rights. Photo: Reuters
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Wu Chen (far left) and Cai Rui (right) are raising their young family together in China. Photo: Cai Rui

A boy, a girl and two mothers: how a trailblazing Chinese lesbian couple are creating a family

  • Cai Rui and Wu Chen are the proud parents of twins but they had to go abroad for the IVF treatment they needed to bring the children into the world
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Wu Chen (far left) and Cai Rui (right) are raising their young family together in China. Photo: Cai Rui
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