By Jiawei Liu
Two girls wearing wedding dresses walked down Guangzhou’s Beijing Road last Wednesday. The lesbian couple wore signs asking the public to wish them happiness in their marriage.
According to The Nanfang:
The couple emerged at around 11 a.m. when Beijing Road is at its busiest. They started caressing each other’s hair and smooching. Having drawn much attention, Xiao Yang stated loudly: “As of today, this woman is my wife and I am her wife. We are in love, so wish us luck as you would any couple.”
The couple was criticized to their faces by some straight couples and older people but they were defiant, saying: “Wouldn’t you let a woman love another woman?”
Other members of the public applauded and cheered.
Speaking to reporters, Xiao Yang said Iceland’s prime minister, Johanna Sigurdardottir, currently visiting China, was a personal hero of her’s. Sigurdardottir is the world’s first openly gay head of state.
Although LGBT rights in China are better than in many other developing countries, gay marriage is still not legal.
A proposal to legalize same marriage was delivered to China’s National People’s Congress in March 2013.