marriage equality

Shocking Cases Highlight China’s Domestic Abuse Crisis

Two cases of domestic abuse that have gained widespread attention on Chinese social media in recent weeks have renewed the spotlight on China’s crisis of domestic abuse. In October, a young Tibetan woman named Lhamo was...

After Epic Escape, Chen Guangcheng Mired in Partisan U.S.

Following heated controversy last month over legal activist Chen Guangcheng’s departure from New York University, The New York Times’ Andrew Jacobs reports a tangled political “tug of war over Mr. Chen and his...

How Would Accepting Gay Culture Change China?

After the U.S. Supreme Court ruled a federal ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional, members of the LGBT community gathered around the world for Pride parades last weekend in remembrance of the 1969 Stonewall riots. Amid...

Push for Marriage Equality at NPC

Global Times’ Liu Sha reports on efforts to push for marriage equality at China’s annual National People’s Congress, which CASS sociologist Li Yinhe describes as the only available avenue for gay rights...

Majority Favor Same Sex Marriage in Sina Poll

A majority of more than 62,000 respondents to a Sina.com poll support allowing same-sex marriage under China’s Marriage Law, according to Tea Leaf Nation’s David Wertime: The poll allows respondents four choices: “I...

Divorce, Marriage and What it Means to be Gay in China

In China, the institution of marriage is highly revered. While same-sex unions remain illegal, social norms often pressure homosexuals into wedlock against their sexual preference. This can lead to serious domestic problems, a...

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