PUBLISHED : 22 Nov 2023 at 04:00
The cabinet has seconded a bill on marriage equality for deliberation in the next ordinary parliament meeting when the House reconvenes on Dec 12, said Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin yesterday.
The premier confirmed the bill will be debated in parliament after the cabinet endorsed changes to the civil code to recognise same-sex marriage in its weekly meeting.
According to deputy government spokesman Karom Phonphonklang, at the heart of the groundbreaking bill is a change to the definition of marriage itself. It would become a legal status formed by the joining of two “individuals” rather than between a “man and woman”.
The Council of State, the government’s legal arm, is in the process of vetting the revisions, which incorporate public opinion gathered by the Justice Ministry.