NEWS: CHINA'S FIRST SAME-SEX MARRIAGE CASE

2016.02.04

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2016-02-02 Bobby Davro 

Original article by www.huffingtonpost.com

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A gay man in China is making history by challenging local authorities on his right to marry.

Last month, a 27-year-old filed a lawsuit against the city council in Changsha, China, after authorities there refused to issue a marriage license to him and his male partner. The registrar had denied him a license in June on the grounds that Chinese law does not allow same-sex marriage, 

The court in Changsha accepted Sun's case earlier this month and is expected to deliver judgment within the next six months, the Chinese government-owned Global Times noted. 

"I JUST WANT TO HAVE A normal relationship AND HAVE A FAMILY WITH SOMEONE I LOVE, WITH WHOM I DON'T HAVE BLOOD RELATIONS," 

Whether Chinese courts will accept the case's argument is unclear, however.