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Equal marriage rights ‘still a dream’ in Thailand

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Equal marriage rights ‘still a dream’

By PRATCH RUJIVANAROM 
THE NATION

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IT IS NOT A 100 per cent certain that the Life Partnership Bill will become law this year and even if it does pass the legislation process and is finally enforced, there is no guarantee that it will give equal marriage rights for same-sex couples.

The dream of gender diverse people in Thailand to marry their loved ones and get the same benefits and rights as straight couples is still far from becoming reality, even though the Cabinet had on Christmas Day announced that it would recognise legal partnership between same-sex persons.

Natakamon Siwasilp, legal adviser to the Togetherness for Equality and Action (TEA) Group, said that even though the government had agreed to recognise same-sex marriage, LGBTQI couples will not get the same rights as their heterosexual counterparts. Also, this law itself is problematic, she said. 

Credit, Read more: http://www.nationmultimedia.com/detail/national/30361448

-- The Nation 2019-01-02

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