Gay marriage approved in Thailand, became the third country in Asia to do so, it is applicable here too

Thailand Same Sex Marriage: Gay marriage will now be possible in Thailand too, the law has been approved by the Parliament there. Voting took place in the Parliament on this law on Tuesday, in which 130 members voted in favor of the bill.

Now Thailand has become the only country in South-East Asia to recognize gay couples. However, formal approval of the King of Thailand has to be taken, after which it will be implemented. According to Reuters, the bill will be published in the official gazette after getting formal approval from the King of Thailand Maha Vajiralongkorn.

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Voting was held on this bill in the Parliament on Tuesday. 152 members were present in the House, out of which 130 members voted in favor of the bill, while 4 members voted against it. At the same time, 18 members did not participate in it. Now the official gazette will implement it within 120 days.

Taiwan and Nepal already have recognition

Taiwan and Nepal are the only countries in Asia where gay marriage is legally acceptable. Taiwan approved gay marriage in 2019 and Nepal in 2023. Now Thailand has become the third country in Asia to recognize it. If we talk about India, the issue of recognizing gay marriage had reached the Supreme Court, but the decision came against it.

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According to media reports, 130 votes were cast in favor of the bill and 4 against it in the Upper House. The bill changes the names of men, women, husbands and wives to the word gender and defines marriage as a partnership between 2 people. At the same time, now the right to inheritance and adoption for LGBTQ couples will be equal to heterosexual marriage.

Reaction after the law was made

After the passing of this law, people of such communities expressed happiness. Bangkok residents Pokpong Jitjai and Watit Benjamonkolchai say that they are planning to get married as soon as the law is passed.

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When I was young people used to say that people like us cannot have a family, cannot have children, so marriage is impossible. 10 years ago we could not live together the way we are living now. We could never live in our true form, as has become possible now. I can openly say that I am gay.