China’s first claim on same-sex marriage rights has been received by a court, denoting a point of reference for gay, swinger and transgender rights, official media reported.

Plaintiff Sun Wenlin, a gay man, told state run Global Times every day that the court has acknowledged his suit against the common issues agency in Changsha’s Furong region for not tolerating his marriage egistration application.

Sun documented the case on December 16 after his marriage enlistment application was turned around an official who said that just “one man and one lady” can be enrolled as wedded. Sun guaranteed that nearby police additionally went by his home after he documented the case, which has picked up a prominent and has been hailed by numerous LGBT activists on the web.

“The officer continued accentuating that it is critical to have a youngster to bear on one’s family name, however I can’t comply with individuals forcing their qualities on me,” Sun included.

“The first content of the Marriage Law does not say one man and one lady, but rather a spouse and a wife. I for one trust this term alludes to hetero couples as well as to same-sex couples,” he was cited as saying by the Global Times beforehand. The court is relied upon to hand down a decision working on it inside of six months.

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