China: Lawyers Petition Government for Marriage Equality

Written by scott on May 16th, 2013

ChinaA group of lawyers is pushing the Chinese government to allow marriage between gay and lesbian couples. Gay Star News reports:

Ten lawyers in China petitioned the communist government’s National People’s Congress (NPC) yesterday to legalize same-sex marriage. ‘The most effective way to eliminate discrimination against homosexuality is to acknowledge same-sex couples’ rights to marriage,’ said Huang Yizhi, one of the lawyers behind the campaign, South China Morning Post reports. The lawyers from Beijing, Shenzhen and other cities across the country signed a joint letter advising the government to legalize same-sex marriage to give equal rights to LGBT people.

The fight for LGBT rights in China has been heating up, with a public lesbian wedding last month and a transgender visibility campaign earlier this month.

 

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