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Just 4 days ago I posted an article making it clear that at least for the time being there will be no LGBTQ marriages in Thailand
(see: viewtopic.php?f=3&t=10912 ).

However, civil partnerships have been more seriously considered. We've been hearing about that possibility for a couple years now. Perhaps this time it will be going someplace. We will see. This time it just might happen. If this article is accurately portraying the possibility, this could be the first time I will be holding my breath.
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Thailand’s Ministry of Justice to resubmit Civil Partnership Draft Bill for Cabinet consideration after it did not contradict any religious norms, according to several studies

By Nop Meechukhun

20 April, 2022

Thailand’s Ministry of Justice is planning to resubmit the Civil Partnership draft to the Cabinet for reconsideration as it did not contradict any religious norms, which is another step forward for the potential legalization of same-sex marriage and partnerships in Thailand.

Justice Minister Somsak Thepsutin revealed today, April 20th, that after the cabinet had authorized the Ministry of Justice and the Rights and Liberties Protection Department to review the Civil Partnership Draft with three additional questions: the principles, rationale, and necessity of having such laws; the support for the government’s proposed Civil Partnership Bill and equal marriage; and the opinions among several religious groups and academics.

After listening to opinions from members of LGBTQ groups and religious groups as well as studying research from Sukhothai Thammathirat Open University, it was found that the draft bill, which included same-sex marriage, did not contradict Buddhist principles, the main religion in Thailand.

Meanwhile, Christianity representatives saw that it might go against their beliefs, so they rather encouraged the use of the term ‘Civil Partnership’ in the draft and requested the draft to also protect religious leaders who refused to marry same-sex couples. Representatives from the Islamic faith in Thailand said that the bill was contrary to their religious principles but they did not object to pushing it to become law.

“There used to be a similar draft law proposed to the House of Representatives but was turned down. But for the Civil Partnership draft bill, it was proposed by the government and was currently in the process of debate. After our study conclusion, the results and the redraft would be forwarded to the Cabinet for further consideration and the next steps,” the Minister of Justice said.

https://thepattayanews.com/2022/04/20/t ... l-studies/

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The Pattaya News wrote:
Thu Apr 21, 2022 5:21 pm
Christianity representatives saw that it might go against their beliefs, so they rather encouraged the use of the term ‘Civil Partnership’ in the draft and requested the draft to also protect religious leaders who refused to marry same-sex couples.
Representatives from the Islamic faith in Thailand said that the bill was contrary to their religious principles but they did not object to pushing it to become law.
What the hell has it got to do with these religious groups ?

Just because something is permitted, it doesn't mean they have to do it. If a non-believer wants to get married, it's none of their damn business.

At least, in this instance the Islamic group appear to have raised no objection*, but the christians are interfering where they have no business to do so.

[* I wish this was the same everywhere in the world]

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Jun wrote:
Thu Apr 21, 2022 5:41 pm
the christians are interfering where they have no business to do so.
Haven't they been doing just that for roughly the past 2000 years? And they will continue to do that. Don't you just love how these people think it is perfectly legitimate for them to decide for you how you should live your life and what rights you can and cannot have?

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Totally agreed Jun and going one further, we have had all the discussions, debates, votes etc, over the past how many years, its now time to "do your business" or get off the pot ... as the saying goes.

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