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4 minutes ago, Stadtler said:

If a "right" can be granted, it is not a right.

 

Full Stop.

 

Stadtler can write this.

 

Stadtler is an attorney.

Stadtler can write a lot of things.

What exactly does Stadtler mean by that in the context of his news story?

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Just now, Jingthing said:

Stadtler can write a lot of things.

What exactly do you mean by that in the context of his news story?

Exactly.

 

Years ago, Stadtler counseled homosexual priests for the diocese in Boston. 

 

 

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4 minutes ago, Jingthing said:

Stadtler can write a lot of things.

What exactly does Stadtler mean by that in the context of his news story?

Assuming what @Stadtler is referring to, there is the US concept of "inalienable" rights.

Rights "granted" by the government can be "taken away" by said government.

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1 minute ago, Stadtler said:

Exactly.

 

Years ago, Stadtler counseled homosexual priests for the diocese in Boston. 

 

 

So what?

You didn't answer my question.

Definitely really a lawyer.

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2 minutes ago, Jingthing said:

So what?

You didn't answer my question.

Definitely really a lawyer.

Much can be learned from homosexual priests. 

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2 minutes ago, Stadtler said:

Much can be learned from homosexual priests. 

Tell me something I don't know about, he he. In my experience, many of them are matzoh queens. 

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3 minutes ago, Jingthing said:

Tell me something I don't know about, he he. In my experience, many of them are matzoh queens. 

Stadtler had no doubt that you knew more about this than you let on.

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I am confused: I have read that it was about mariage and it seems that it is not

They are only aiming at a civil partnership right?

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As an attorney, former judge, and arbitrator Stadtler can tell you it doesn't matter what they write into the law because they jettison it anyway as soon as they have a coup.  

 

This country isn't fluid, it's like a washing tub.

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Thai cabinet backs bill allowing same-sex unions

By Patpicha Tanakasempipat

 

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FILE PHOTO: Thai LGBT community participates in Gay Freedom Day Parade in Bangkok, Thailand November 29, 2018. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun

 

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand's cabinet approved a civil partnership bill on Wednesday that would recognise same-sex unions with almost the same legal rights as married couples, in one of the most liberal moves yet for a largely conservative nation known for its tolerance.

 

If passed by parliament, the legislation would make Thailand only the second place in Asia to allow registration of same-sex unions, with couples able to adopt a child and afforded rights to inheritance and joint property ownership.

 

"The Civil Partnership Bill is an important step for Thai society in promoting equal rights and supporting the rights of same-sex couples to build families and live as partners," Ratchada Thanadirek, a deputy government spokeswoman, wrote on Facebook.

 

The bill, however, stipulates that one party in a same-sex union must be Thai.

 

A largely conservative Buddhist society, Thailand has a reputation for openness and free-wheeling attitudes.

 

It has long been a draw for same-sex couples, with a vibrant lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender social scene for locals and expatriates, and targeted campaigns to attract LGBT travellers.

 

The bill was introduced in 2018 but the previous legislature was unable to pass it before last year's election.

 

Taiwan last year became the first place in Asia to legalize same-sex marriage. Vietnam has decriminalised same-sex weddings but does not recognise unions of the same sex.

 

Kittinan Daramadhaj, president of Rainbow Sky Association of Thailand, said the bill essentially allows same-sex couples to marry but stops short of calling it a "marriage", which is legally defined as being between a man and woman.

 

"What's in a name? It's the content that matters," he told Reuters.

 

"'Civil partnership' shouldn't distract from the fact that it's about the legal registration of unions."

 

Kittinan said the bill, if passed, would "sufficiently alleviate pains and support the human rights of LGBT people".

 

A Thai lawmaker representing LGBT groups is pushing separately for marriage to be redefined as being between "two persons".

 

(Additional reporting by Panarat Thepgumpanat; Editing by Martin Petty)

 

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