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The Bangkok Post has reported that same-sex marriage has been endorsed by the cabinet, and that same sex couples will be able to register their marriage and have the same rights as different-sex married couples.  Rights covered include adoption and inheritance.  

 

This is big news.

 

Of course it will still need to pass a vote in the House, but (fingers crossed) that should be a formality.

 

I rather hope that this means that the British Embassy in Bangkok will be allowed to legalise civil partnerships.

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I agree.
Even homosexuals have to suffer the legal penalties of divorce.😝

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Thailand teeters on the edge of modernity.

 

I shall have to propose to my Thai b/f who is already my Oz certified partner. As we can see in the current plaguetime, being actually married here & recognized by the bureaucracy has certain advantages (much as in Oz where they're mostly financial).

 

As long as we don't have to go thru the Khmer village wedding ceremony again ...

 

 

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1 hour ago, Oxx said:

The Bangkok Post has reported that same-sex marriage has been endorsed by the cabinet, and that same sex couples will be able to register their marriage and have the same rights as different-sex married couples.  Rights covered include adoption and inheritance.  

 

This is big news.

 

Of course it will still need to pass a vote in the House, but (fingers crossed) that should be a formality.

 

I rather hope that this means that the British Embassy in Bangkok will be allowed to legalise civil partnerships.

If same sex marriage is legalised in Thailand, it would be nice if Thailand would recognise same sex marriage or Civil Partnerships from other countries, for those whose spouse under that, is not Thai.

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Great news! - I understand it has been approved by the cabinet but still has to go through the parliament before becoming law, though.

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10 minutes ago, Jakob Clements said:

Thailand has always been known for its tolerance . I think such a law should be implemented long ago

 

The sheer fact that such a law was not implemented years ago speaks to intolerance at the heart of power.

 

Note that the British Embassy here (technically foreign territory) doesn't perform civil partnerships or marriages for gay people because of the objections of the Thai authorities.

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6 minutes ago, Oxx said:

 

The sheer fact that such a law was not implemented years ago speaks to intolerance at the heart of power.

 

Note that the British Embassy here (technically foreign territory) doesn't perform civil partnerships or marriages for gay people because of the objections of the Thai authorities.

All embassies are required to follow the laws of the countries where they are. Hence the inability to perform such in Thailand and all other countries where gay marriages are not recognised.

 

This being said, there is not such a proposal in Thailand. It is "merely" a Civil union. If passed, the bill might allow different Consulates to celebrate same sex union

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1 hour ago, alyx said:

All embassies are required to follow the laws of the countries where they are.

 

Simply not true.  Why do you think, for example, that Assange was allowed to stay in the Ecuadorian embassy in London for years? It was because it was sovereign territory and as such not subject to the laws of England.

 

Whilst Vietnam has allowed same sex weddings since 2015 (albeit without giving any legal recognition or rights), the British Embassy there has been performing same sex civil partnerships (and latterly marriages) there for years.

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6 hours ago, Motoko said:

Will this affect citizenship by marriage? I'm just curious.

Generally, marriage has nothing directly to do with citizenship.   If you marry a Thai, you do not become a Thai citizen.  Your Thai spouse will most likely have anything to do with him being able to get citizenship in your country, but check with your Embassy/Foreign Ministry/Dept of State on that issue.  

A spouse will usually get preference for resettling if they meet all the criteria.  Most countries give preference to a spouse and minor children in resettling, but again that doesn't usually translate to citizenship.   

 

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