Thailand Approves Same Sex Marriage, Passes Bill Into Law

Thailand Approves Same Sex Marriage, Passes Bill Into Law | Daily Report Nigeria

Thailand has joined the list of Asian countries to adopt LGBTQ.

The Lesbian Gay Bi-sexual, Transgender and Queer movement has been spreading across the globe, and Thailand has hoped on the boat, being the first country in Southeast Asia to legalize it.

Following a vote of 130 (in support) to 4 (opposing) and 18 abstentions, the Senate Upper House gave a final approval to changes to the marriage laws, to accommodate and allow same sex couple tie the knot.

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The new legislation will now go to King Maha Vajiralongkorn for royal assent and come into force 120 days after publication in the official Royal Gazette.

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Thailand joins other countries like Taiwan and Nepal in Asia, as they fully embrace this movement.

Speaking on this new development after the vote, an LGBTQ activist, Plaifah Kyoka said;

“We are very proud of everyone involved in this historic moment. You have helped to bring about a massive change,”

“Today love wins over prejudice.”

Also speaking on this, a member of the movement, Kevin Pehthai Thanomkhet, 30, told AFP.

“My partner has one boy and I want to have legal rights to formally adopt him as my child and to have a say about his well-being. This bill will allow it,”

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