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Re: Marriage Equality: Toward victory in U.S.--On to the rest of the world?
« Reply #600 on: December 22, 2019, 05:03:47 PM »
Last Wednesday an LGBT delegation presented a proposal to the chair of the House Committee on children, youth and gender diversity of the Thai parliament to change the Civil and Commercial Code to allow same-sex marriage. Two men in the delegation staged a symbolic kiss during the press conference (In the photo it looks pretty real.)

Public reaction has apparently been overwhelmingly negative. People say it was inappropriate in such a sanctified place. Some politician called it "shameful and beyond forgiveness". This from a post-coup, military-dominated government (elected under a rigged constitution) that includes a minister who served a prison sentence in Australia for trafficking drugs. There are differing reports on whether the kiss was planned or not. The Speaker has ordered an investigation of the role of MPs and staff with a view to punitive action. The chair and deputy chair of the committee have apologised.
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Re: Marriage Equality: Toward victory in U.S.--On to the rest of the world?
« Reply #601 on: January 28, 2020, 03:43:04 PM »
This is so nice to read. The law is inoperable of course, but it was still on the books.

https://www.joemygod.com/2020/01/virginia-house-repeals-2006-same-sex-marriage-ban/

The one who wrote the bill that was passed by ballot was defeated in 2017 by a trans woman, I had forgotten that tidbit.

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