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China just ruled out allowing same-sex marriage

China has confirmed that marriage equality is not on the cards for its 1.4 billion-strong population. Since neighbouring Taiwan became the first country in Asia to legalise same-sex marriage, China has faced continuing pressure to extend marriage rights to LGBT+ people. But on Wednesday, August 21, a parliamentary spokesperson confirmed that the Chineese parliament will not be following suit. Zang Tiewei, spokesman for parliament’s legal affairs commission, told reporters that Chinese law describes marriage as  between a man and a woman. “This rule suits our country’s national condition and historical...
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