China: Sociologist Calls for Marriage Equality

Written by scott on March 9th, 2013

Great Wall of ChinaComing on the heels of a Chinese chapter of Paremts and Friends of Lesbians and Gays calling for marriage equality this last week, a leading Chinese sociologist also thinks gays and lesbians should be able to marry. Bikya News reports:

It is the same proposal that she has lodged with the government since 2003 and she hopes that as China is changing, more will follow her in support lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights. She said on China’s micro-blogging site Sina Weibo that a National People’s Congress (NPC) official has brought the proposal to Beijing for the annual conference, which began this week. “Homosexual people are Chinese citizens and there are homosexuals who want to get married. Their request should be addressed as it does not run against their civil rights as citizens,” read Li’s proposal.

 

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