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Apr. 13, 2016 – Judge Rules against Couple in First Gay Marriage Court Case in China

“A judge ruled on Wednesday against a gay couple who had sought the right to marry, in China’s first court case addressing the issue of same-sex unions.

The couple, Sun Wenlin and Hu Mingliang, filed a lawsuit against a civil affairs bureau in Changsha, Hunan Province, in southern China, after the office refused to grant them the right to marry when they tried to register in June 2015…

The bureau cited three articles from China’s marriage law and two from the official marriage registration regulation… with four mentioning ‘a man and a woman’ and one stating that a civil affairs bureau may refuse applications if it believes a couple is not qualified to marry.”