Hot! New Thai Law Protects LGBT Community

Thailand’s junta led parliament has introduced a new law that aims to protect the rights of the LGBT community. n praised by the LGBT community for introducing a law that aims to protect the rights of any sexual orientation or gender identity, reports Pink Times.

Caberet in Bangkok. Credit: Arun Katiyar (Flickr)

Caberet in Bangkok. Credit: Arun Katiyar (Flickr)

The 2015 Gender Equality Act was passed in March, but it only came into effect this week.

It will punish anyone seen discriminating against those of any sexual orientation or gender identity. Those found in violation of this law will face up to six months behind bars and a 20,000 baht fine.

The new law states that “unfair discrimination among the sexes” is any act which “segregates, obstructs or limits the rights” of a person because they have “a sexual expression different from that person’s original sex.”

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