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In a major blow to LGBTQ+ rights in conservative Thailand, the Constitutional Court upheld the Thai Civil and Commercial Code section that essentially outlaws gay marriage. The passage, Section 1448, limits the scope of marriage, defining it by saying, “a marriage can take place only between a man and a woman.” The Court ruled that this legal definition of marriage as a heterosexual-only union is constitutional under the current Thai Constitutional Law. LGBTQ organisations and other human rights groups were quick to take to social media immediately after the verdict to declare their disappointment and displeasure. LGBTQ activists in Thailand […]

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