Thai PM-Hopeful Promises Marriage Equality at Bangkok Pride Event

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Thailand’s PM-hopeful and leader of the Move Forward Party (MFP) Pita Limjaroenrat pledged at a Pride event in Bangkok that he would mandate a Parliament vote for the marriage equality bill for LGBTQ+ people within 100 days after he takes office.

Mr. Pita spoke at yesterday’s event that the event showed the world the diverse forms of love in Thai society and emphasized that the celebration was not merely about parades or symbols, but about embracing and celebrating love in all its forms.

He also hoped that by 2028, Bangkok would have the opportunity to host the World Pride event, which would result in significant economic benefits and positive outcomes for the country.

As for the MFP’s marriage equality bill, the PM-hopeful said he would push for its mandate in Parliament. The bill will be passed within 100 days after Pita takes office to allow people to be their true selves and erase certain societal expectations based on gender.

Pita said some individuals who aspire to be teachers are currently unable to pursue that path due to their gender identity. Similarly, some people are unable to plan their taxes or purchase insurance for their loved ones because of their gender identity.

The passage of the marriage equality bill will solve these issues, Pita said.

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Aim Tanakorn
The local news translator at The Pattaya News. Aim is a twenty-four year old who currently lives in Bangkok. Interested in English translation, story-telling, and entrepreneurship, he believes that hard-working is an indispensable component of every success in this world.