Chinese LGBTQ-plus couples are getting married virtually through weddings hosted in Utah

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10/04/2022

Chinese LGBTQ-plus couples are using digital technology to circumvent China’s non-recognition of same-sex marriages. Since 2021, around 200 Chinese and Hong Kong couples have tied the knot via virtual weddings hosted in the state of Utah, and in particular, Utah County. Because the state does not impose citizenship requirements for marriage licenses, Utah County began conducting virtual weddings for international couples online during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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