submitted 2 weeks ago by MicroWave@lemmy.world to c/world@lemmy.world

Thailand’s Cabinet on Tuesday approved an amendment to its civil code to allow same-sex marriage, with an expectation for the draft to be submitted to Parliament next month.

Karom Polpornklang, a deputy government spokesperson, said the amendment to the Civil and Commercial Code will change the words “men and women” and “husband and wife” to “individuals” and “marriage partners” for same-sex couples to be able to receive the same rights that heterosexual couples receive.

He said the law would guarantee the right to form a family in a relationship between same-sex couples, adding that the next step will be an amendment to the pension fund law to recognize same-sex couples as well.

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[-] CluckN@lemmy.world 9 points 2 weeks ago

Great progress I hope they allow different-sex couples to marry next.

[-] ShaunaTheDead@kbin.social 8 points 2 weeks ago* (last edited 2 weeks ago)

I'm kind of surprised it took Thailand so long to do this, but good for them!


[-] xc2215x@lemmy.world 5 points 2 weeks ago

Great to see from the Thailand cabinet.

[-] cuibono@lemmy.world 4 points 2 weeks ago

For some reason I would have thought they already had it? But whatever you know how the old saying goes, better late than never.

[-] afraid_of_zombies@lemmy.world 1 points 2 weeks ago

Nice to see some good news today.

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