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Vietnam ends same-sex marriage fines

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Vietnam has repealed regulations to fine same-sex couples who marry in a move that will bolster the rights of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community. 

A woman poses with a rainbow flag displaying the words "Viet Pride" as she prepares to take part in Vietnam's first gay pride parade on a road in Hanoi on August 5, 2012. The government has now decided to scrap fines for same-sex couples who marry. (AFP photo)

The country’s Ministry of Justice began discussing whether to legalise same-sex marriage or allow same-sex couples to legally cohabit last year. 

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