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Thailand Legalizes Same-Sex Marriage

Thailand Legalizes Same-Sex Marriage:

The Thai Senate recently approved the Marriage Equality Bill on June 18th, and it has the potential to make Thailand the first country in Southeast Asia to permit marriages between people of the same gender.

  • The lower house approved the law in a unanimous vote on March 26, which led to this decisive action.
  • At this point, the Support of King Rama X is anticipated for the Bill.
  • The Bill’s Features to make changes to the rules that are now in place regarding marriage, the Marriage Equality Bill will replace gender-specific terminology such as “men” and “women” with gender-neutral adjectives such as “spouse” and “person.” Individuals are now able to marry regardless of their gender as a result of this modification.
  • Furthermore, the Bill expands rights that were traditionally reserved for heterosexual couples to same-sex couples.
  • These rights include adoption, inheritance, and tax-related benefits.
  • With a favorable reception and the opinion of the public, there is a growing acceptance of LGBTQ+ rights in Thai culture, which is shown in the considerable support that the Bill has received across the country.
  • The Thai population exhibited significant levels of tolerance and acceptance for marriages between people of the same gender, according to a study conducted in 2022.
  • Along with strong media portrayal and lobbying, this shift in society has been a significant contributor to the progress made in the legal rights of LGBTQ+ individuals.