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Thai civil union would give gay couples legal standing, but not allow adoption

Thomson Reuters Foundation, BANGKOK

The bill is “unlikely” to be passed before elections scheduled for March 24 and will await the new government, said Nareeluc Pairchaiyapoom, a senior official at the Thai Ministry of Justice.

Government officials have said that granting marriage equality would take longer, as it requires changing people’s attitudes and amending the Thai Civil Code, which deals with the rights of private persons, including family law and inheritance law.

However, two-thirds of Thais have no objection to same-sex unions, a survey by the UN Development Program found.

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