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Elsie Liao (R) and Mayu Yu (L) stand together near the registry office where they asked to be married, before being turned away, in Beijing on February 25, 2013. Although not in a relationship together, the pair sought to draw attention to China's stance on same-sex marriage which is not recognised by law, the lack of access to social benefits available to couples, and to promote public awareness of discrimination against the LGBT community. China's government has an un-verified but widely reported 'three no's' policy towards homosexuality; no approval, no disapproval, no promotion. Same-sex acts were decriminalised in China in 1997, and homosexuality was removed from the country's mental illness list in 2001. As of June 2012 a 14-year-old ban was lifted allowing lesbians, although not gay men, to give blood. AFP PHOTO / Ed Jones (Photo credit should read Ed Jones/AFP/Getty Images)
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Elsie Liao (R) and Mayu Yu (L) stand together near the registry office where they asked to be married, before being turned away, in Beijing on February 25, 2013. Although not in a relationship together, the pair sought to draw attention to China's stance on same-sex marriage which is not recognised by law, the lack of access to social benefits available to couples, and to promote public awareness of discrimination against the LGBT community. China's government has an un-verified but widely reported 'three no's' policy towards homosexuality; no approval, no disapproval, no promotion. Same-sex acts were decriminalised in China in 1997, and homosexuality was removed from the country's mental illness list in 2001. As of June 2012 a 14-year-old ban was lifted allowing lesbians, although not gay men, to give blood. AFP PHOTO / Ed Jones (Photo credit should read Ed Jones/AFP/Getty Images)
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Elsie Liao and Mayu Yu stand together near the registry office where... News Photo 162622903Beijing,Civil Rights,Elsie Liao,Horizontal,Mayu Yu,Office,Politics,Registry,Stand,askedPhotographer Collection: AFP 2013 AFPElsie Liao (R) and Mayu Yu (L) stand together near the registry office where they asked to be married, before being turned away, in Beijing on February 25, 2013. Although not in a relationship together, the pair sought to draw attention to China's stance on same-sex marriage which is not recognised by law, the lack of access to social benefits available to couples, and to promote public awareness of discrimination against the LGBT community. China's government has an un-verified but widely reported 'three no's' policy towards homosexuality; no approval, no disapproval, no promotion. Same-sex acts were decriminalised in China in 1997, and homosexuality was removed from the country's mental illness list in 2001. As of June 2012 a 14-year-old ban was lifted allowing lesbians, although not gay men, to give blood. AFP PHOTO / Ed Jones (Photo credit should read Ed Jones/AFP/Getty Images)