The First Intermediate People’s Court of Beijing published a report last week which argued that it should be possible for people who have unwittingly married gay partners to file for an annulment instead of a divorce.
The report notes that divorce still carries a social stigma in parts of China and that women, in particular, come out of divorce situations unfavourably. An annulment would mean that the legal status of both spouses would revert back to ‘single’ rather than ‘divorced’.
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