Lesbian Couple’s Custody Case Takes China Into Uncharted Legal Waters

 | 
04/23/2020

A Chinese lesbian couple’s landmark court battle over the custody of their two children has stirred debate over LGBT rights and put a spotlight on a legal vacuum created by the absence of a same-sex marriage law. Shanghai resident Zhang Peiyi split up with her partner last year. The partner has since broken off communication and taken their two toddlers away to an unknown location. So Zhang has turned to the courts, filing a case in the eastern province of Zhejiang this month, to fight for custody of one of the children, the one she gave birth to, and visitation rights to the other. A court has accepted the case but hearings have yet to begin. “Even if I can find them, I won’t be able to see them,” Zhang told Reuters. “I thought who else can help me? I could only find a lawyer.”

Regions: ,

Share this:

Latest Global News

Added on: 06/15/2024
06/14/2024
A federal judge has temporarily blocked the Education Department’s final Title IX rule, which prohibits discrimination based on gender identity and sexual orientation. The …
Added on: 06/15/2024
06/14/2024
Italy’s far-right government has denied that it removed references to abortion and LGBTQ rights in the final declaration of the G7 summit in Puglia. …
Added on: 06/15/2024
06/14/2024
The world of men’s professional football has long been playing catch-up when it comes to LGBTQ+ representation and visibility, with very few openly gay …

Explore LGBTQ+ Issues

Other News from ,

Added on: 06/15/2024
A British-Mexican man who says he was targeted for being gay and arrested on false drug charges in Qatar has been given a suspended …
Added on: 06/13/2024
The fight for LGBTQIAA+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, Asexual, and more) rights has been an ongoing struggle for decades. Throughout history, individuals …
Added on: 06/12/2024
A transgender woman in China who spent millions of yuan on plastic surgery only to end up with a deformed mouth has warned people …