Thailand: Activists broaden push for same-sex marriage

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12/18/2019

LGBT activists are broadening their push for an amendment to the Civil and Commercial Code in a bid to allow people to legally wed, regardless of gender. LGBT coordinator Ekkawat Pimsawan on Wednesday submitted a proposal to amend the Code to Mukda Pongsombat, a Pheu Thai MP for Khon Kaen and chairwoman of the House committee on children, youths, women, the elderly, the disabled and ethnic groups. Many transgender couples live together just like a marriage between a man and woman, the proposal says, but because there is no legal provision to recognise same-sex marriage, their rights are not protected. The group is calling for a legal amendment to the Code to solve the problem.

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