Human rights in China

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In 2001, homosexuality was removed from the official list of mental illnesses in China.[1] China recognizes neither same-sex marriage nor civil unions.[2]

According to the criminal law of the PRC, only females can be victims of rape, and a man who has been raped cannot accuse the rapists (who can be men or women) of rape. However, the criminal law of the PRC's constitution in mainland China had been amended in August 2015. Thus, males can be victims of indecency, but the articles on the criminal law which are related to rape still remain unchanged, so male rape victims can only accuse the rapists of indecency.[3][4]

References[change | change source]

  1. Schultz, Stefan (8 March 2013). "Life Remains Difficult for Gays and Lesbians in China". Der Spiegel.
  2. Tania Branigan in Beijing (25 February 2009). "Gay rights China Beijing". The Guardian. London. Retrieved 17 August 2013.
  3. 中华人民共和国刑法修正案(九). Archived from the original on 2 December 2017. Retrieved 1 December 2016.
  4. 刑法修改:猥亵罪不再限定女性 收买妇女儿童一律构成犯罪.