Thailand: Country May Consider Marriage Equality

Written by scott on May 23rd, 2013

ThailandThailand may consider a marriage equality bill later this year. The Voice of America reports:

This is a traditional Thai wedding, except there is no groom. There are two brides. This ceremony is only symbolic because Thailand, like all of Asia, does not recognize same sex marriage. But a draft law later this year could change that and make Thailand the first Asian nation to legalize gay marriage.

Wirat Kalayasiri is a member of the Thai parliament and deputy director of the committee drafting the same-sex law. He says the average age of lawmakers, older than 45, has made the promotion of the law more difficult.

The article also reports that, as of 2012, 58% of Thais oppose gay marriage. But still, it would be great if Thailand became the first asian country to embrace marriage equality.


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