Love or Marriage

Christine Schindler, Will Wu and Yang Li

University of Bolton

In a family-centric society such as China, many gay or lesbian individuals are pressured into marrying someone of the opposite gender. As same-sex marriage is not legally recognised in China, many decide to marry and keep their sexuality a secret from their spouse. Recently, gay and lesbians choosing to live more open lives can decide on a “cooperative marriage’ - a fake marriage between a gay man and a lesbian woman. This relieves the stress of either deciding between marriage or love.