Tag Archives: Asia

Vietnam Drops Gay Wedding Fines

Same-sex marriage remains banned in Vietnam, but the government this week announced that couples who hold ceremonies will no longer be fined. Under the draft decree that would have taken effect this July, homosexual couples that get married would have been fined VND200,000-1 million (US$9.55), twice the current fine introduced in 2000. Gay rights activists lambasted the proposal, dismissing it …

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Al Jazeera On LGBT Rights In Asia

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Cambodian PM Reverses On Anti-Gay Bias

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen, who five years ago publicly disowned his daughter when she married a woman, has issued a denouncement of anti-gay discrimination. Gay rights is not a major issue in Cambodia, and Hun Sen seemed to have been inspired by discussions of the subject on International Human Rights Day on Monday, including on local television. Cambodian society, …

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