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Thailand passes landmark bill recognising marriage equality

Thailand's Senate passed the final reading of a marriage equality law on Tuesday, paving the way for the country to become the third territory in Asia to recognise same-sex couples after Nepal and Taiwan. The law gained the support of nearly all upper house lawmakers and will be sent to the palace for royal approval. The law will come into force 120 days after it is published in the royal gazette. LGBTQ+ advocates called the move a "monumental step forward" as it would make Thailand th...

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