Explained: Why LGBTQ-friendly Thailand is yet to recognize same-sex marriage

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12/27/2021

Despite its international LGBTQ-friendly image, rights activists in Thailand warn that the country is still far from granting equal rights to members of the LGBTQ community. Nattawut Kongsawat, an LGBTQ activist and employee at a multinational firm, told DW that the fact that same-sex marriage is still banned in Thailand is evidence that members of marginalized communities are not viewed as equals in the eyes of the law in the southeast Asian country. “I want to get married legally. My partner is not entitled to the benefits provided by my company as I cannot list him as my legal spouse in Thailand, although we have been living together for the past six years,” Nattawut said. In a newly issued 12-page statement this month, Thailand’s Constitutional Court declared that “marriage equality would not only overturn the natural order, but it would also shake the very foundation of society and humanity.”

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