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Thailand's historic LGBT bill exposes rifts inside community

Opponents call for amendment to existing law that could take years

An LGBT activist poses for pictures as he attends an International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia at Bangkok's Art Center, Thailand, May 17, 2019.    © Reuters

BANGKOK -- Thailand marked a historic milestone on July 8, when the cabinet approved the draft of the Civil Partnership Bill that would make same-sex marriage legal for the first time in the socially conservative country's history.

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