Same-sex marriage has no legal status in China despite a swell of support for change. Photo: AFP Same-sex marriage has no legal status in China despite a swell of support for change. Photo: AFP
Same-sex marriage has no legal status in China despite a swell of support for change. Photo: AFP

LGBT couples in China ‘wed’ online as new marriage law omits gay partnerships

  • App offers ‘marriage’ certificates after new civil code, covering matters from property to adoption, says marriage is ‘between a man and a woman’
  • Nearly 250,000 people had written to demand same-sex couples’ inclusion, but parliamentary official dismissed pleas as ‘copied and pasted’

Topic |   LGBT
Same-sex marriage has no legal status in China despite a swell of support for change. Photo: AFP Same-sex marriage has no legal status in China despite a swell of support for change. Photo: AFP
Same-sex marriage has no legal status in China despite a swell of support for change. Photo: AFP
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