A recent post by Li Yinhe has got us thinking about gay rights in China. Li herself doesn’t have much to say about it (her post is focused on recent developments), but she expresses support for the idea of gay marriage, and suggests that she thinks there ought to be less opposition for it in China than in the US because there isn’t really a “religious right” in China.
Some recent polls also indicate that Chinese people are comparatively open-minded about the subject. 91% of Chinese are apparently “happy to work with gay colleagues” and 30% even support gay marriage, according to the Guardian. Given that gay marriage isn’t currently a hot topic in China, and given that homosexuality was considered a mental illness in China earlier this decade, those numbers are pretty impressive.
So what do you think? Will we see gay marriage in China, and if so, when? Should this be a hot topic of discussion in China?
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