#MarriageEquality: Why is equal marriage important?
❓ Have you ever wondered what rights would heterosexual people lose if the LGBTIQ+ community's right to marry and start a family was finally recognized?
❌ The answer is - none! Heterosexual couples will not be deprived of any rights if #MarriageEquality becomes a reality! So what makes some of them, especially the government, against our call for #MarriageEquality so much?
The amendment of the Marriage Equality Bill (Section 1448) will:
✅ Recognize the marriage of couples regardless of their gender identity, sexuality, and expression;
✅ Recognize LGBTIQ+ couples as a 'Married Couple' instead of just 'Partner' in legal marital status;
✅ Ensure access to the couple's state welfare (Tax deductions, Government pensions, Emergency medical decisions on behalf of the spouse, etc.)
🔴 The Civil Partnership Bill creates nothing but a second-class citizen status for the LGBTIQ+ people! Everyone should be treated equally and receive the same protection under the same law, not a separate one. LGBTIQ+ people demand equal treatment and not special treatment!
#WeAreManushyan ♾ Equal Human Beings 🏳️🌈
✊🏼 Manushya Foundation will always support the Marriage Equality Bill and stand with the LGBTIQ+ community in making full equality in Thailand a reality ❤️🧡💛💚💙💜
➡️ Have a look at some of our materials and advocacy about LGBTIQ+ rights in Thailand:
Want to know more about the differences between the amendment of the Marriage Equality Bill (Section 1448) and the Civil Partnership Bill promoted by the Government? Visit here.
Read our UPR Advocacy Factsheet on the Situation of LGBTIQ+ Persons, including LGBTIQ+ Children and Youth here.
Read our Joint UPR Submissions to Thailand's Universal Periodic Review on Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, and Expression and Sexual Characteristics Rights in Thailand and on the Rights of LGBTIQ+ Youth and Children.
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