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People in Bangkok hold rainbow flags celebrating the passage of Thailand’s Marriage Equality Act, June 18, 2024.

Victory for Same-Sex Marriage in Thailand

Thailand’s Senate voted 130-4 today to pass a same-sex marriage bill that the lower house had approved by an overwhelming majority in March. This makes Thailand the first country in Southeast Asia, and the second in Asia, to recognize same-sex relationships.