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More Support For Vietnam Gay Marriage

in VIET NAM, 21/08/2012

Le Quang Binh, Director of Institute for Studies of Society, Economics and Environment (ISEE) said that Vietnam has about 1.65 million gay, lesbian and bisexual citizens between the ages of 15-59. Although the press had only covered 10 well-publicised same sex marriages, in reality, there are many same sex partnership ceremonies that have been held in Vietnam without such fanfare. More and more gay people want to come out and just be themselves.

On May 7, the Ministry of Justice also sent an official document to relevant agencies to gather opinions on the amendments to the law on marriage and the family issued in 2000. The amendments mentioned about the recognition of same sex marriages and lower marriage ages.

Quoc said these problems would be voted on and he would vote in favour of same sex marriages.

If the amendments were adopted, Vietnam would become the first South East Asian country to recognise same sex marriages.

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