The Times of India
Date: Jul 12, 2015
By: Saibal Dasgupta,TNN
BEIJING: The US court’s decision on same sex marriages is resonating through China
and Taiwan with daring attempts being made to break through the legal barrier to hold gay and lesbian marriages in public places across major cities.
Two pairs, a gay couple and a lesbian one, got married in public places in Beijing despite police warning not to do so after the US Supreme Court ruled that same sex marriages were legal in all states of the United States.
Two lesbian girls, Li Tingting and Teresa Xu, recently held an informal wedding wearing white bridal gowns in front of friends and supporters at a restaurant in Beijing recently. But they deferred plans to go to the register of marriages after local authorities warned them against “creating a scene”.
Li is a famous gay rights campaigner who was detained for 37 days for causing social disturbances. [FULL STORY]