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Thai same-sex marriage bill not without controversy

BANGKOK, THAILAND — As the debate on same-sex marriage continues in Western nations, including the United States, Thailand could become the first country in Asia to legalize gay marriage. Thailand is known for its liberal acceptance of sexuality, but the draft same-sex marriage law is not without controversy.

This is a traditional Thai wedding, except there is no groom. There are two brides.

This ceremony is only symbolic because Thailand, like all of Asia, does not recognize same sex marriage.

But a draft law later this year could change that and make Thailand the first Asian nation to legalize gay marriage.

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