Vietnam: Marriage Equality Vote Delayed Until Next Year

Written by scott on February 20th, 2013

VietnamThe National Assembly in Vietnam will delay a vote on a marriage equality bill until 2014, giving advocates more time to build support for the measure, Gay Star News says:

After starting consultations with relevant departments last summer, same-sex marriage was due to be voted on at the 2013 National Assembly in May, but now a human rights advocate who works with the government has told Gay Star News the vote will probably be delayed for one year. ‘It’s not official yet but I learned that the Ministry of Justice requested that the National Assembly to postpone the submission of the law for one year,’ said Le Quang Binh director of the Institute for Studies of Society, Economy and Environment (iSEE) who advocates for minorities’ rights in Vietnam.

Along with the recent move by the Thailand government to pass civil unions, this shows a growing acceptance in Asia of the region’s same sex couples.


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