Move Forward Party (MFP) leader Pita Limjaroenrat has unveiled a bold initiative to champion LGBTQ rights and promote inclusivity in Thailand. During a high-profile campaign event held at the prestigious Bangkok Art and Culture Center, Pita announced his party’s commitment to advocate for the enactment of an equal marriage law before the nation hosts the esteemed WorldPride event in 2028.
The campaign, aimed at raising awareness for Bangkok Pride 2023 scheduled for June 4, served as a platform for Pita to emphasize the significance of the upcoming event. Going beyond a single day of celebration, he highlighted that the festivities would encompass a series of activities aimed at fostering public understanding and acceptance of gender and religious equality. Pita also reaffirmed the MFP’s dedication to working closely with the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) to ensure the successful hosting of WorldPride 2028, solidifying Thailand’s commitment to embracing diversity.
Integral to the MFP’s vision for a more inclusive society, the equal marriage bill has been included among the 45 proposals integrated into a recently signed memorandum of understanding (MoU) between the eight coalition parties. This landmark agreement underscores the MFP’s determination, as the prospective ruling party, to prioritize the passage of these bills through the parliamentary process.
By pledging to push for the enactment of an equal marriage law, the MFP seeks to grant same-sex couples the same legal recognition and rights enjoyed by their heterosexual counterparts. Such legislation would mark a pivotal milestone in the advancement of LGBTQ rights in Thailand, fostering an environment of inclusivity and acceptance for all citizens.
As Thailand sets its sights on hosting WorldPride 2028, Pita Limjaroenrat and the Move Forward Party are sending a clear message of unwavering support for the LGBTQ community. Their advocacy for an equal marriage law showcases a commitment to progress and social justice, aiming to pave the way for a future where all individuals, regardless of sexual orientation, can enjoy the same rights and opportunities. With these ambitious goals, the MFP endeavors to make Thailand a beacon of inclusivity and a model for LGBTQ rights advancement on the global stage.