MP Thanyawat Kamolwongwat, left, celebrates with LGBT activists after the initial passing of the Move Forward Party’s marriage equality bill in Bangkok on Wednesday. Photo: AFP
MP Thanyawat Kamolwongwat, left, celebrates with LGBT activists after the initial passing of the Move Forward Party’s marriage equality bill in Bangkok on Wednesday. Photo: AFP
Thailand

Thailand’s looking to legalise same-sex unions, but will it embrace full marriage equality?

  • An opposition bill that would legalise same-sex marriage won initial approval from Thai lawmakers this week, despite opposition from the government
  • Prayuth Chan-ocha’s administration prefers civil partnerships for LGBT people. But activists say they don’t want to be treated like ‘second-class citizens’

MP Thanyawat Kamolwongwat, left, celebrates with LGBT activists after the initial passing of the Move Forward Party’s marriage equality bill in Bangkok on Wednesday. Photo: AFP
MP Thanyawat Kamolwongwat, left, celebrates with LGBT activists after the initial passing of the Move Forward Party’s marriage equality bill in Bangkok on Wednesday. Photo: AFP
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