Gay People in Thailand
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- Despite imperfection, some proponents still regard the civil partnership bill as a good start for the country. Due to high pressure from the LGBT community, in March , the military agreed to change the wording but refused to revise any already given Sor Dor
- It would give couples some of the rights of heterosexual marriage, but was criticized for increasing the minimum age from 17 to 20 and omitting adoption rights.
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- Thai society perceives kathoeys as belonging to a third gender alongside male and female.
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- In September , the Bangkok Post reported that an attempt in by Natee Teerarojjanapong, president of the Gay Political Group of Thailand, to register a marriage certificate with his male partner had been rejected.
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- Main article: Gender identities in Thailand. In a country where nearly 95 per cent of people are Buddhists, many believe that gay or transgender people suffer from bad karma for committing adultery in their past lives.
- Log into your account. There is no law against homosexuality in Thailand, in contrast to some of its regional neighbours.
- Thailand has no laws against discrimination toward LGBT people, and a recent surrogacy bill defines parents as members of heterosexual couples only.
Changes in attitudes and public policy towards LGBT issues began to occur in Thailand during the s and, in particular, the early part of the 21st century. Under the law, discrimination against a male, female or "a person who has a sexual expression different from that person's original sex" is punishable by up to six months in prison and a fine of up to 20, baht.
According to a Bloomberg report, the country's tourism industry represents about one-fifth of the economy and is expanding at a faster pace than other sectors. Ahead of the general election , several political parties expressed support for same-sex marriage and LGBT rights.
The couple have been together for eight years and were legally married three years ago in Boston, Massachusetts. About eight percent of the Thai population, five million people, are thought to be in the LGBT demographic.