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China's same-sex couples heartened by property protection rights in new civil code

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BEIJING: It was an ambush, said He Meili, a 51-year-old lesbian woman, describing how she met with her dead partner's step-parents at a police station where they demanded she leave the apartment the couple had shared for 12 years. "It was that very moment at the police station when I truly felt the pain of not being protected by the law," she told Reuters.

Her partner, Li Qin, out of superstition that talking about death could hasten it, had not drafted a will or explicitly discussed property

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