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01.25.2013 12:37

Closer Look: Public Debates How Divorces Involving Homosexuality Should Be Handled

Spouses and courts struggle to come to grips with marriages that fall apart over matters related to sexual orientation
By staff reporter Luo Jieqi
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A demonstration in Guangzhou in April 2012 that called for legal recognition of same-sex marriages


A public discussion has started in China regarding heterosexual women who are married to gay men. One woman writing in a microblog described the situation as being "imprisoned in an unhappy marriage."

A 2005 report by sexologist Liu Dalin says 90 percent of homosexual and bisexual men in China get married. According to one estimate, more than 10 million women are married to gay men.

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