Could Thailand become the first Asian country to legalise same-sex civil unions? A panel discussion on this question will be held at the Foreign Correspondents' Club of Thailand (FCCT) tomorrow at 7pm.
A draft law being readied for parliament seeks to offer gay couples the same legal rights as married heterosexuals. Despite Thailand's reputation for permissive attitudes towards lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people, these groups still face social opposition.
A government survey has found nearly 60% of Thais are not in favour of gay marriage and activists contend Thai society's take on same-sex couples is more complex than most assume.
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