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    Chinese Judge Rules Against Same-Sex Marriage

    It’s a deadlock over wedlock. China’s first same-sex marriage case ended in a flat no, when a judge dismissed the lawsuit of Sun Wenlin and Hu Mingliang after only a few hours. Hundreds of LGBT activists had congregated at the courthouse in Changsha to await the verdict — and while their hopes for equal rights were denied, some believe the attention the case brought to China’s gay marriage movement will still be a huge step forward. Meanwhile, Sun and Hu say they’ll keep fighting for their right to wed.

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