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Chinese Court to Hear Same-sex Marriage Case

A Chinese court has accepted the country's first same-sex marriage case, filed by a gay man in Hunan province against the government for refusing his application to marry his male partner. The decision is being hailed as a step forward for gay rights and as a major test case for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights in China, his lawyer told Radio Free Asia. While homosexuality is not illegal in China, same-sex marriage is not legal and same-sex couples do not have...

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