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Linh Vuc - Recognition of same-sex unions in Vietnam - Netflix
Same-sex marriage is not legal in Vietnam, nor is any other form of same-sex union recognized.
Linh Vuc - History - Netflix
Previous laws against all forms of cohabitation were repealed under a new marriage law approved by the Parliament in 2000. In May 2012, a same-sex couple in Ha Tien held a traditional, public wedding at their home but were stopped by local authorities. The event was reported widely on Vietnamese media and started a heated debate on the issue. Two months later, the Vietnamese Justice Minister, Ha Hung Cuong, announced that the Government was considering legalising same-sex marriage, stating that “in order to protect individual freedoms, same-sex marriage should be allowed.” The subject was expected to be debated at the National Assembly in spring 2013. However, in February 2013, the Ministry of Justice requested that the National Assembly avoid action until 2014. In June 2013, the Ministry of Justice submitted a bill that removes the ban on same-sex marriage from the Marriage and Family Law and provides some rights for cohabiting same-sex couples. The National Assembly debated it in October 2013. On 24 September 2013, the Government issued a decree abolishing the fines on same-sex marriages. The decree took effect on 11 November 2013. On 27 May 2014, the National Assembly's Committee for Social Affairs removed the provision giving legal status and some rights to cohabiting same-sex couples from the government bill to amend the Law on Marriage and Family. The bill was approved by the National Assembly on 19 June 2014, and took effect on 1 January 2015.
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