GAY COUPLE HOLD WEDDING CEREMONY IN CHANGSHA
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Sun Wenlin and his gay partner Hu Mingliang held a wedding ceremony in front of family and friends in his hometown Changsha, capital city of central China's Hunan province yesterday after a local court rejected their same-sex marriage suit.
Sun and Hu have become an internet sensation since they filed the country’s first suit for the right to marry someone of the same sex in January this year.
Homosexuality is not illegal in China, where many cities have a thriving gay scene, but there are no legal safeguards or rights for same-sex couples.
According to Sun, his first attempt to marry his boyfriend was rejected at the Furong district civil affairs bureau last June, where an official told him that “marriage had to be between a man and a woman”.
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