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19 Dec 2019

Activists broaden push for same-sex marriage in Thailand

LGBT activists in Thailand  are broadening their push for an amendment to the Civil and Commercial Code in a bid to allow people to legally wed, regardless of gender.

LGBT coordinator Ekkawat Pimsawan on Wednesday submitted a proposal to amend the Code to Mukda Pongsombat, a Pheu Thai MP for Khon Kaen and chairwoman of the House committee on children, youths, women, the elderly, the disabled and ethnic groups.
Many transgender couples live together just like a marriage between a man and woman, the proposal says, but because there is no legal provision to recognise same-sex marriage, their rights are not protected. The group is calling for a legal amendment to the Code to solve the problem.
After submitting the proposal, two men who represented the group hugged and kissed each other to symbolise their rights

LGBT coordinator Ekkawat Pimsawan on Wednesday submitted a proposal to amend the Code to Mukda Pongsombat, a Pheu Thai MP for Khon Kaen and chairwoman of the House committee on children, youths, women, the elderly, the disabled and ethnic groups.

Many transgender couples live together just like a marriage between a man and woman, the proposal says, but because there is no legal provision to recognise same-sex marriage, their rights are not protected. The group is calling for a legal amendment to the Code to solve the problem.

After submitting the proposal, two men who represented the group hugged and kissed each other to symbolise their rights.

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Reader's Comments

1. 2019-12-22 03:57
Thailand is the most liberal country in Asia and most accepting of LGBT. It's sad that the government hasn't allowed same sex marriage and a country like Taiwan has beat Thailand with gay rights and marriage.

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