Would Same Sex Marriage In Thailand Impact On Malaysia?

by Admin on August 1, 2013

The possible legalization of same sex marriage in Thailand has been discussed at length over the last year, but now Malaysia has joined in the debate, worried how it might be indirectly affected.

The Malaysia Department of Islamic Development (Jakim) has told the Star Online, that the Women, Family and Community Development Ministry should take action and share their views on limiting  the problem by “creating a specific civil law”.

Jakim director-general Datuk Othman Mustapha explains that Malaysia does not recognise LGBT and that practitioners are committing an offence contrary to the Syariah Law.

In Thailand, a draft law seeking to offer lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) couples the same legal rights as heterosexual couples is reportedly in draft. Whilst being openly accepting of the LGBT community, same sex marriage in Thailand is still not legal.

Read the full article here.

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