The Move Forward Party has proposed a bill that would amend the Civil and Commercial Code Book 5 to legalize same-sex marriage in Thailand.
The amendment was confirmed by party MP, Tunyawaj Kamolwongwat, and is set for discussion among coalition government and opposition party members today.
The bill seeks to provide equal rights for men, women, and members of the LGBTQ+ community.
Currently, Article 27 of Paragraph 3 of the Constitution declares that marriage is limited to only men and women.
According to MP Kamolwongwat, discrimination against people “based on gender” needs to be resolved.
The new bill, drafted on research conducted by the Move Forward Party and developed with public approval, would provide all genders the same rights in regards to marriage.
The amendment includes the right to support one another, claim support, inheritance rights, guardianship rights, adoption rights, use of a conjoined surname, and citizenship rights.
The bill is expected to be accepted by the government and recognized internationally.
Source: Thai Enquirer