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Thailand's National Human Rights Commission to Back Gay Marriage Legislation

in THAILAND, 05/09/2011

The Office of National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) and the Sexual Diversity Network are considering pushing forward draft legislation to back the marital status of "gay" relationships.

NHRC secretary-general Chuchai Suphawong said Monday the draft law to back "gay" relationship status was a good thing and NHRC would fully support it.

Chuchai was speaking at a seminar brainstorming draft legislation for the proposal in a lead up to the APF Annual Meeting and Biennial Conference opening in Bangkok's Shangrila Hotel from today.

Chuchai said the commission would propose the draft law to the APF meeting as a push for the Thai government to support the law.

Sexual Diversity Network representative Pongsathorn Chanreun said it would join with NHRC to push for implementation of this draft law, to give homosexual people access to social and human security rights such as heritage, childcare, insurance and medical care benefits, which were basic rights for all.

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