HANOI, Vietnam -- The Communist government of Vietnam, not know for a stellar record on human rights, nonetheless is considering whether to allow same-sex couples to marry, according to The Associated Press.
Vietnam could become the first Asian nation to provide full equality for its LGBT citizens.
The Communist government of Cuba has also warmed up on the idea of LGBT equality.
Still, the move by Vietnam has startled LGBT advocates in Asia. Vien Tanjung, an Indonesian gay-rights activist, told AP: