According to statistics, the gay and lesbian population will account for 3-4% of the population, and 39-52 million people in China. At present, Chinese homosexuals'expectations of pursuing same-sex marriage and family are increasing. However, the current Marriage Law only accepts heterosexual marriage.
According to an expert survey, nearly 90% of adult homosexuals in China are forced to marry a loved opposite sex because of traditional pressure, while their opposite sex partners do not know the truth. This kind of abnormal marriage combination has produced many adverse consequences.
According to Mr. Zhang Beichuan's survey of 1,100 gay men, 77% of homosexuals experienced severe pain, 34% had intense suicidal thoughts, 10% had attempted suicide, 66% were lonely and depressed, 50% seriously affected their work, and 38% suffered injuries such as insults, sexual harassment, beatings, extortion, criticism and punishment.
Li Yinhe, China's first researching female sociologist, has been submitting proposals for legalization of same-sex marriage during the two sessions every year since ten years ago. However, previous proposals were not adopted. This year, she insisted on the proposal and posted a message on her blog to investigate the number of people in China who favour same-sex marriage.
A post entitled "Tianya Netizens'Signature in Support of Same-sex Marriage Proposal" on Tianya, the largest online community in China, has aroused positive responses from netizens. In a few days, more than 20,000 visitors, nearly 2,000 followers and more than 2,000 signatures were sent to a gay website. Sixty percent of the respondents in Sina's survey agreed with the proposal. In Tianya's followup, more than 70 percent of the speakers expressed "support and understanding", indicating that the basis of the people's will to submit the proposal has been established. The contradiction between same-sex marriage and the current marriage law in China has become increasingly fierce, and the voice of legalization of same-sex marriage is rising.