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Panel: Thailand to Recognize ‘Third Gender’ in New Constitution

Thailand's constitution will include the term “third gender” for the first time, a member of a panel drafting a new charter said on Thursday, in a move to empower transgender and gay communities and ensure them fairer legal treatment. Thailand has a large gay community, but remains largely conservative, although homosexual, transgender and transsexual people play key roles in its entertainment industry. Thai law does not recognize same-sex unions, which keeps gay couples from...

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