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Advancing Same-Sex Marriage: Key Progress Made by Thai Lawmakers

Thai House of Representatives Votes Overwhelmingly to Legalize Same-Sex Marriage; Bill Heads to Senate

Thailand’s House of Representatives overwhelmingly approves bill to legalize same-sex marriage, advancing the measure a significant step closer to becoming law. The legislation now moves to the Senate for consideration. If approved by the Senate and by Thailand’s king, the country will mark a historic milestone as the first in Southeast Asia to recognize same-sex marriages. Stay tuned for updates on this developing story.

In a historic move, Thailand’s lower house of Parliament overwhelmingly approved a marriage equality bill, paving the way for the country to become the first in Southeast Asia to legalize equal rights for marriage partners regardless of gender. The bill, which passed its final reading with an impressive majority of 400 out of 415 members of the House of Representatives in attendance, seeks to amend the Civil and Commercial Code to replace gender-specific terms with inclusive language such as “individuals” and “marriage partners.” This significant step forward would grant LGBTQ+ couples access to full legal, financial, and medical rights. The bill now proceeds to the Senate, where its passage is expected given the lower house’s support, before ultimately reaching the king for royal endorsement. If approved, Thailand would join Taiwan and Nepal as the third jurisdiction in Asia to enact such progressive legislation.

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