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Gay Marriage Rights
Russia and China
Gay Marriage in China and Russia: An Overview
Same sex marriage isn't illegal, but these are:
saying that LGBTQ relationships and straight relationships are equal in front of a minor
talking about LGBTQ stuff or LGBTQ people
PRIDE parades
Additionally:
There are currently no laws prohibiting discrimination based on orientation.
There is no recognition of same sex relationships by the government. (
Article 12 of Family Code de facto states that marriage is a union of a man and a woman
)
Russia
China
Are Things Improving?
What Can We Do to Help?
W rks Cited
History
Starting in 1740, homosexual intercouse between adults became illegal
Until 1997 homosexuality was considered a crime, punishable by the "hooligan law"
Partially caused by the cultural revolution, homosexuality was considered a mental illness, especially between 1966-1976
Later in 1989, homosexuality was changed from a mental illness to a "psychic disorder of sexuality"
Christian practices against homosexuality from colonial times are still taught and apparent

More Works Cited
In 2001 homosexuality was removed from the list of disabilities in China
Due to the high amounts of orphaned children in China, homosexuals are more highly accepted
Socially, LGBT members are not ridiculed very much in China

First Hand Accounts/ Treatment in Society
The secular religions of the Chinese do not have laws against being homosexual and therefore there is no religious opposition
Homosexuality is still viewed from a parent's perspective as a mistake on their part
Youth bullying in China is not an issue, most kids just do not care
Youth suicide is also not an issue since there is not as much social pressure against gays
Being gay is almost seen as trendy and stylish
China is generally a safe place for gays to live, but you do not see any people jumping up for their rights to marriage and federal recognition
Russia decriminalized same sex relationships in 1993. However, they remain the least protective EU nation in regards to LGBTQ rights.
In Russia, 68% of Russians think being LGBTQ is wrong (more than adultury and abortion)
85% of Russian adults are against LGBTQ marriage being legalized





Support in China
Revolts promoting gay rights through protests and organizations
One of the main ways gay rights are supported in China is through the internet
Many gay rights programs are online, including online dating websites for gay people
Many gay couples are having public weddings in order to raise awareness and hopefully support
People in the cities are more free and willing to come out than in the countryside
Many people move to the city in order to gain freedom and acceptance if they are gay
Taiwan and Singapore are more accepting of gay people and more people are willing to come out
Government Interaction
Government largely ignores gay person's rights
Gay Marriage is not legal
Several gay rights bills have entered Chinese legislature since the 2000's but were all rejected due to lack of support
LGBT people have little to no protection from the Chinese government
Threats to impose a program online preventing access to any website with the word "gay" in it
Some punishments for breaking LGBTQ laws:
5,000 rubles for Russian citizens
50,000 rubles for government officials
100,000 rubles for promoting "non-traditional relationships" online
15 days in prison, deportation, and 100,000 rubles for forgeiners
1 million rubles for organizations and businesses
Harmful Effects
Estimated by
Daily Mail,
90% of gay men have married straight women in order to avoid ridicule
Leading to about 16 million Chinese women married to gay men
There is ambiguous treatment towards the LGBT population, expressed in the chinese saying, "not encouraging, not discouraging and not promoting"(Mountford)
Education about LGBT is not apparent throughout china and many colleges decline LGBT members admission
Non-Chinese LGBT couples are often prohibited from adopting Chinese children
Gay people are prevented from donating blood becase homosexuality is associated with HIV/AIDS
"I want everyone to understand that in Russia there are no infringements on sexual minorities' rights. They're people, just like everyone else, and they enjoy full rights and freedoms."
-Vladimir Putin, President of Russia
"Homosexuality in China同性恋在中国." US-China Today: Homosexuality in China. N.p., n.d.
Web. 28 May 2015.
"Traditions - Festivals and Customs." History of Chinese Homosexuality. N.p., n.d. Web.
28 May2015.
Out of 196 countries in the world, 18 have legalized gay marriage (neither Russia nor China can be included in that number)
There is little to no protction of LGBTQQIP2SAA+ (LGBTQ) individuals by the law
Gay pride marches and demonstrations have been banned in Russia
21% of Russians believe that people are born gay, the others think that being gay is circumstantial
The Russian church strongly opposes gay relationships and marriage
Schiavenza, Matt. "Is Gay Marriage Coming to China?" The Atlantic. Atlantic Media Company, 27 June
2013. Web. 28 May 2015.
Wong, Curtis M. "Chinese Dictionary's Omission Of Gay 'Comrade' Term Angers Linguists, Activists."
The Huffington Post. TheHuffingtonPost.com, n.d. Web. 28 May 2015.
"Homosexuality in China同性恋在中国." US-China Today: Homosexuality in China. N.p., n.d. Web. 28 May 2015.

Mountford, Tom. "China: The Legal Position and Status of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender People in the
People’s Republic of China." International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission. N.p., 24 Mar. 2010. Web. 30 May 2015.
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Written by the International Committee, The Universal
Declaration of Human Rights stands as the most recent and used human rights doctrine. In order to prevent inequality among different peoples this declaration aimed to appeal to a variety of different cultures. The doctrine has two main focal points, one being civil and political rights, and the other one economic, social and cultural rights.
After dealing with problems occurring in the past, this declaration
ultimately aspired to avoid the recurrence of previous violations of human rights. The central event to base prevention methods upon being World War II. Many of the doctrines policies were directly created due to the tragedies of World War II and the Holocaust. However, some policies also address Apartheid, women’s rights and the Armenian Genocide. Although the declaration made laws applying to all cultures, they know that there will always be differences and further violations cannot be completely avoided. Even though this document is not perfect and cannot prevent all human rights violations, it may be the best way to avoid the repetition of horrid events from the past and finding a semi-successful future in upholding human rights (Suter).

Mountford, Tom. "China: The Legal Position and Status of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and
Transgender People in the People’s Republic of China." International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission. N.p., 24 Mar. 2010. Web. 30 May 2015.
At the age of 18 register to vote and voice your opinion on gay rights through voting on propositions such as prop 8
Write a petition or sign an existing petition, one option being the Human Rights Campaign petition
Advocacy letters to:
State senators/ Representatives
White house
Gay schools
Churches
Volunteer to help gay rights organizations
"Action Tips: Support Gay Rights." Dosomething.org.
Human Rights Campaign, n.d. Web. 30 May 2015.
"Action Tips: Support Gay Rights." Dosomething.org.
Human Rights Campaign, n.d. Web. 30 May 2015.
Mountford, Tom. "China: The Legal Position and Status
of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender People in the People’s Republic of China." International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission. N.p., 24 Mar. 2010. Web. 30 May 2015.
"Homosexuality in China同性恋在中国." US-China Today:
Homosexuality in China. N.p., n.d. Web. 28 May 2015.
Schiavenza, Matt. "Is Gay Marriage Coming to China?"
The Atlantic. Atlantic Media Company, 27 June 2013. Web. 28 May 2015.
"Traditions - Festivals and Customs." History of Chinese
Homosexuality. N.p., n.d. Web. 28 May 2015.
Wong, Curtis M. "Chinese Dictionary's Omission Of Gay
'Comrade' Term Angers Linguists, Activists." The Huffington Post. TheHuffingtonPost.com, n.d. Web. 28 May 2015.

Same sex relationships were decriminalized in 1993 in Russia
PRIDE parades occur in Russia despite government interaction
"Gay Rights in Russia: Facts and Myths." - RT News. N.p., n.d. Web. 31 May 2015.
(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LGBT_rights_in_Russia#Public_opinion
http://www.globalequality.org/newsroom/latest-news/1-in-the-news/186-the-facts-on-lgbt-rights-in-russia
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2013/08/130814-russia-anti-gay-propaganda-law-world-olympics-africa-gay-rights/
Discussion Questions (JIC)
Do you think the gay marriage situation in China and Russia has anything to do with Communism/Socialism? Why/Why not?

Do you think Taiwan and Singapore are more accepting of LGBT members?

What connections do you see between the countries that have legalized gay marriage? South Africa is the only African country that has leagalized gay marriage. Why?
Argentina (2010) England / Wales (2013) Luxembourg (2014) Scotland (2014)Belgium (2003) Finland (2015) The Netherlands (2000) South Africa (2006)Brazil (2013) France (2013) New Zealand (2013) Spain (2005)Canada (2005) Iceland (2010) Norway (2009) Sweden (2009)Denmark (2012) Ireland (2015) Portugal (2010) Uruguay (2013)
In Certain Areas: USA, Mexico
Legalized Gay Marriage
"Gay Marriage Around the World." Pew Research Centers Religion Public Life Project RSS. N.p., 31 May 2015. Web. 01 June 2015.

"Gay Marriage Around the World." Pew Research
Centers Religion Public Life Project RSS. N.p., 31 May 2015. Web. 01 June 2015.

Lau, Steffi. "Homosexuality in China同性恋在中国." US-China Today: Homosexuality in China. US-China Today, 3 Oct. 2010. Web. 02 June 2015.
Lau, Steffi. "Homosexuality in China同性恋在中国." US-China Today: Homosexuality in China. US-China Today, 3 Oct. 2010. Web. 02 June 2015.
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