Thailand: PARTNERSHIP BILL MAY STILL NOT PASS NLA

 | 
12/26/2018

Opinions are divided on the Life Partnership Bill, which is holding back some rights for same-sex couples, as the bill enters the final phase before becoming law. The LGBT community, on one hand, slams the bill for not recognising their rights – now limited to heterosexual couples – to adopt a child, receive a spouse’s public and private welfare, and a deduction from taxes for couples. “People are celebrating, thinking that LGBT people will eventually be able to get married. But the reality is the legislation does not recognise many of their rights and benefits. [The law] is discriminatory in many areas,” said former National Human Rights commissioner activist Naiyana Supapung. Those charged with drafting the Life Partnership law, argue that Thailand needs to go step by step and make compromises because of the different views on the issue.

Regions: ,

Share this:

Latest Global News

Added on: 05/28/2024
05/28/2024
The city government here has issued a certificate of residence to a same-sex couple, listing their relationship in the same way as those in …
Added on: 05/28/2024
05/28/2024
Pope Francis used an offensive gay slang word during a meeting with Italian bishops, where he joked about the number of gay men in …
Added on: 05/28/2024
05/27/2024
The federal government in 2020 and 2023 changed who it said could safely donate organs and blood, reducing the restrictions on men who have …

Explore LGBTQ+ Issues

Other News from ,

Added on: 05/28/2024
The city government here has issued a certificate of residence to a same-sex couple, listing their relationship in the same way as those in …
Added on: 05/27/2024
The Government of Indonesia is proposing a media bill that raises serious concerns about freedom of expression. The bill, if passed, would ban “LGBT …
Added on: 05/27/2024
PESHAWAR, Pakistan — Transgender individuals from Afghanistan have filed a petition with the Peshawar High Court, seeking protection from forced deportation by Pakistan. The petitioners …