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Vietnam’s transgender say new law paves way for surgeries

Wednesday, November 25, 2015
Vietnam's National Assembly on Tuesday unanimously passed the law, which will take effect in 2017.
A new law will pave the way for gender reassignment surgery in the communist country and reduce discrimination. ...

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Same-sex marriage now legal in Vietnam, but without government recognition

Saturday, January 10, 2015
Vietnam's National Assembly on Tuesday unanimously passed the law, which will take effect in 2017.
Although same-sex marriages can now take place under a revised law which went into effect New Year’s Day, the government still does not recognize them or provide legal protections in cases of disputes. ...

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Ted Osius III becomes first openly gay U.S. ambassador to East Asia

Thursday, December 11, 2014
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (left) administers the oath of office to Ambassador Ted Osius (right), with Osius' husband Clayton Bond holding the Bible.
As the U.S. Ambassador to Vietnam, Ted Osius is the seventh openly LGBT person named as an ambassador under the Obama administration. ...

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Vietnam’s LGBT community celebrates pride, softening attitudes toward gays

Sunday, August 3, 2014
Participants in Vientam's third ever pride parade cycle through the streets of Hanoi on Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014.
HANOI, Vietnam -- The streets of Hanoi were awash with rainbow flags on Sunday as an estimated 300 gay rights advocates celebrated the nation's largest gay pride event to date. AFP reports that members of Vietnam's LGBT community cycled and ...

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Obama nominates sixth openly gay diplomat to ambassador post

Saturday, May 17, 2014
Clayton A Bond (left) and Ted Osius with their son Theodore Alan Bond-Osius.
President Barack Obama has nominated Ted Osius as the next Ambassador to Vietnam, the White House has announced. ...

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Vietnam’s Communist government considers legalizing same-sex marriage

Sunday, July 29, 2012
Vietnam's Communist government is considering whether to legalize same-sex marriage, positioning the country to be the first in Asia to support marriage equality for gay and lesbian couples. ...

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