Thailand: 'Wide support' for same-sex marriage bill

Most submissions at public hearings were supportive of the same-sex marriage bill, with southern Muslims objecting to registration of the partnerships on religious grounds, according to the Justice Ministry. Public hearings had been completed in all regions and an online survey on the department's website had also closed, Nareelak Paechaiyapum, human rights director at the Rights and Liberties Protection Department.

Most respondents supported the bill, but there were calls for adjustments in three areas, she said. 

They proposed the Civil Code be amended to comply with the bill, same-sex couples have the right to adoption, and provision for a registered marriage be terminated if the partners were unable to have sex or were infected with a severe communicable disease. 

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