11 July 2024

Opposition parties have welcomed the government’s move to submit a marriage equality bill to parliament, to be considered alongside a similar bill proposed by the Move Forward party, opposition leader Chaithawat Tulathon said on Tuesday.

Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin has signed the government’s marriage equality bill, which was included among the urgent agenda items for debate in the House this Friday.

Chaithawat said that he believes that the two bills can be merged and approved by the House, before it is forwarded to the Senate for consideration.

He also believes that the government and the opposition can work together, with less conflict, for the common good and that House meetings in the future will not collapse due to a lack of a quorum, adding that government MPs should be more disciplined and not miss House meetings.

The Move Forward party leader said that both government and opposition MPs should refrain from divaricating, simply because they are on different sides of the House.

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