BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand’s Cabinet has approved an amendment to its civil code to allow same-sex marriage, with an expectation for the draft to be proposed to Parliament next month. A deputy government spokesperson said the amendment to the Civil and Commercial Code will change the words “men and women” and “husband and wife” to “individuals” and “marriage partners” for same-sex couples to be able to receive the same rights that heterosexual couples receive. Thailand has struggled to pass a marriage equality law even though it is famous for being an LGBTQ+ friendly country. Thailand will be the third place in Asia, after Taiwan and Nepal, to allow same-sex marriage if the amendment becomes law after Parliament’s approval and the king’s endorsement.
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