Thai government approves draft to legalise same-sex civil union

Thailand’s Cabinet has approved a civil partnership bill that gives long sought legal recognition to LGBTI unions, though activists say the legislation still falls short of equal rights
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Bangkok, Dec 26 : The Thailand government has approved a draft legislation to allow same-sex civil union, a step which could make it the first Asian country to recognize such partnerships once the bill is passed, official sources said on Wednesday.

The government approved the Civil Partnership Bill on Tuesday, Efe news quoted Apichat, a government spokesperson, as saying.

The Thai LGBT community participates in Gay Freedom Day Parade in Bangkok, Thailand on Nov 29, 2018.

The Thai LGBT community participates in Gay Freedom Day Parade in Bangkok, Thailand on Nov 29, 2018.PHOTO: REUTERS

The official said no date has been fixed yet for the legislation to be presented in the National legislative Assembly for a debate and approval as the State Council was reviewing its details.

The Parliament on Tuesday also approved the legalisation of marijuana for medicinal and research purposes, making Thailand the first country in southeast Asia to do so.

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