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Thailand’s human rights commission supports same-sex partnerships

National Human Rights Commission is pushing for same-sex partnership legal rights, rather than amending existing marriage law.

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21st April 2013 05:31

Alessia Valenza | ILGA Asia

Thailand’s National Human Rights Commission (NHRC)’s Taejing Siripanich has said that he supports partnership rights for same-sex couples.

However the NHRC is pushing for a new law to give same-sex partners rights, rather than legalizing marriage for gay couples.

‘It would take too long to change everything,’ said Siripanich. ‘A new law could state that all rights given to married heterosexual couples must now also apply to same-sex married couples.’

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