Vietnam Lifts Ban on Same-Sex Marriage

While it’s not the equivalent as making same-sex marriage legal, Vietnam’s recent move to lift the ban on gay marriage is a step in the right direction—and means that couples won’t face legal prosecution or fines if they try to get hitched in the South East Asian nation. The government still won’t officially recognize same-sex marriages, or provide legal protection for those in them, but it’s still a huge step toward equality in the nation. Read more at Out Magazine.