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Why gay men are seeking a marriage of convenience

Marriages of convenience have always been used as a means of survival in times of crisis. Today asylum seekers from outside Europe use such marriages to enter Fortress Europe. These parallels open up a number of interesting questions. Which sort of people — defined in terms of gender, class, citizenship and sexual orientation — now and in the past have had the legal opportunity to benefit from the institution of marriage? How do state actors use political and moral debates to hinder these kinds of marriages? As an Austrian political scientist with a focus on migration history, I will discuss the phenomenon marriage of convenience MOC using examples from two countries, the UK and Austria, over two time-periods, during WWII and today. This comparative approach across time and space will highlight both differences and similarities and offers fresh perspectives to old issues.

In China, where homosexuality remains taboo, many gays enter marriages of convenience to satisfy family pressure to wed and have children. While they act like a couple in front of their families, many don't live together. April 13, Xiaojian was on his 10th blind date, and it wasn't going well. A few minutes in, he already found himself rejected. The reason: He was too short. As a gay man, he only wants to form a xingshi marriage, or marriage of convenience, to ease the pressure from his family to settle down.

Started by hillelmoses , 14 Jul Posted 14 Jul I am writing regarding a woman friend who is an American citizen in Berlin. She would like to marry a German male but not live with him. In fact she doesn't want to have sexual relations with him. This marriage would just be for her to be a legal resident and be able to work. Do German authorities check if husband and wife live together?

Reports in the Saudi press recently spoke of growing concerns over the number of children fathered by Saudi males during their trips abroad, and abandoned for all practical purposes. And while these overseas paternal distribution of genes are not necessarily restricted purely to Saudis, the number of wives and children left behind is of alarming proportions. At a conference in Egypt, Aiman Abu Akeel, chairman of the Maat Foundation for Peace and Development, stated that the majority of men who visit Egypt looking for misfar tourist marriages tend to be Saudi, followed by Iraqis, and that the women they marry are predominantly younger than them.
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Karma Nirvana, a human rights group, claims many people are scared of being disowned by their families if they come out as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender. The charity, which supports victims of honour-based abuse and forced marriage, told the BBC it received 93 calls about LGBT issues in The number rose to in and again to so far this year. There are several websites and online forums which allow users to post adverts looking for potential marriage partners, including Al-Jannah and Saathinight. You can find our Community Guidelines in full here. Want to discuss real-world problems, be involved in the most engaging discussions and hear from the journalists?

O: Man is looking for lesbian to get married. Yet, these kinds of postings are very common and most likely written by gay men. Are you even more confused? Many individuals have a hard time declaring their homosexuality to their families due to the constant pressure of expecting them to tie the knot and make babies. Le Monde published an article about French Maghreb youth seeking marriage of convenience. Similar stories are not uncommon in many other European countries, Italy included. It is fair to point out, many people do not think about the negative consequences that could also affect their families, shaming them in the eye of their religious community.

Family reunification is the predominant form of migration into the European Union. It is the main reason for migration in more than half of the eu Member States. However, Member States perceive a tension between this right, and their concern to protect their sovereignty in regulating migration. This has resulted in growing attention to and concern about fraudulent family relationships in the past decade. This attention focusses especially on fraudulent marriages—also known as sham marriages, bogus marriages or marriages of convenience—and, to a lesser extent, false declarations of parenthood.


  1. Anastasie O. says:

    Marriages of convenience now becoming a trend | Arab News

  2. Evelyn L. says:

    But once we give it serious thought, the statement looks more disturbing and less witty. Let me explain. So I happen to be this happily married.

  3. Brummy says:

    Why gay men are seeking a marriage of convenience | India News - Times of India

  4. Sacha Z. says:

    They had a specific type in mind: Gay.

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