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Victory for Same-Sex Marriage in Thailand

By Human Rights Watch
Click to expand Image People in Bangkok hold rainbow flags celebrating the passage of Thailand’s Marriage Equality Act, June 18, 2024. © 2024 Chalinee Thirasupa/Reuters Thailand’s Senate voted 130-4 today to pass a same-sex marriage bill that the lower house had approved by an overwhelming majority in March. This makes Thailand the first country in Southeast Asia, and the second in Asia, to recognize same-sex relationships.The Marriage Equality Act makes important amendments to language in Thailand’s Civil and Commercial Code concerning spouses, in particular by changing “men and women”…

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