"It would improve China's image in the world if same-sex marriage was legalized," well-known Chinese sociologist and CPPCC member Li Yinhe writes in her micro blog.
Li Yinhe [rednet.cn]
Li Yinhe (February 4, 1952 -) is a sociologist, sexologist and activist for LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) rights in China. She was the first female sexologist to introduce western theories on the subject to China and to promote studies on gay male and female sexuality. She was married to the late writer Wang Xiaobo. Li's name appeared on the Asia Week magazine 50 Most Influential People in China list. She has twice publicly raised the issue of gay marriage (in 2003 and 2005) at the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference.