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Same-sex Marriage a Must for Nation Famed for Tolerance

04/30/2018 | Bangkok Post

The fight for same-sex marriage remains an uphill battle in Thailand, a country known for its tolerance of people of different sexual orientations, despite a draft bill being pushed for the cause, according to activists. The bill recognising same-sex marriage is making slow progress after years of being pushed by gay rights activists. Several western countries, including Germany, France and Denmark, gave the nod to gay marriage a long time ago, but in Asia the issue has yet to gain traction, the activists said. In Thailand, gay rights advocates welcomed the first draft of a bill they hoped would pave the way for equality in marriage back in 2012. However, the draft has still not even reached parliament six years later.

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