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Thailand Passes Landmark Same-Sex Marriage Law

BANGKOK, June 18 (TNA) – Today marks a historic day for Thailand as the country’s Senate overwhelmingly approves the same-sex marriage bill, making it the first in Southeast Asia to recognize same-sex unions. The bill passed with a vote of 130 to 4, with 18 abstentions.

Thai Senate Passes First Reading of Same-Sex Marriage Bill

The passage of the bill is a culmination of years of advocacy by LGBTQ+ activists and allies in Thailand, who have long fought for equal rights and recognition. The law will allow same-sex couples to marry and enjoy the same legal protections and benefits as heterosexual couples, including inheritance rights, joint property ownership, and access to healthcare and social welfare programs.

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