Chinese court accepts same-sex marriage case

Fridae Editor | Fridae News | January 13, 2016

China has embarked upon its first same-sex marriage lawsuit in a move that has been hailed as a step forward for LGBT rights in the country.

Sun Wenlin, 26, took his case to a court in Changsha, Hunan province, on Tuesday and had his case accepted.

Sun remarked that he filed the lawsuit after his attempt to register a marriage with his 36-year-old boyfriend was rejected by an official in the Furong district who said that marriage had to be between a man and a woman.

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