LGBT Rights in Phichit Province

Phichit is governed by federal Thailand law. Learn more
    Homosexuality
    ✔ Legal
    Gay Marriage
    ✖ Banned
    Censorship
    ✔ No censorship
    Changing Gender
    ✖ Illegal
    Gender-Affirming Care
    ✔ Legal
    Non-Binary Gender Recognition
    ✖ Not legally recognized
    Discrimination
    ✔ Illegal
    Employment Discrimination
    ✔ Sexual orientation and gender identity
    Housing Discrimination
    ✔ Sexual orientation and gender identity
    Adoption
    ✖ Illegal
    Intersex Infant Surgery
    ✖ Not banned
    Military
    ✔ Legal
    Donating Blood
    ✖ Banned (indefinite deferral)
    Conversion Therapy
    ✖ Not banned
    Age of Consent
    ✔ Equal
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History

Homosexual activity in Phichit

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Homosexual activity in Phichit is legal.

Current status
Since Jan 1, 1956
Legal
Private, adult, consensual, and non-commercial sodomy was decriminalized in Thailand in 1956. However, same-sex attraction and transgender identities were still seen as socially unacceptable in many cases: those whose gender expression or behavior falls out of social norms are less likely to be tolerated or accepted. Through the Penal Code Amendment Act of 1997 (Thai: พระราชบัญญัติแก้ไขเพิ่มเติมประมวลกฎหมายอาญา-(ฉบับที่-14)-พ.ศ.-2540), the age of consent was set at fifteen years regardless of gender or sexual orientation. In 2002, the Ministry of Health announced that homosexuality would no longer be regarded as a mental illness or disorder. In 2007, the Thai Government expanded the definition of a sexual assault and rape victim to include both women and men. The government also prohibited marital rape, with the law stipulating that women or men can be victims.
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Same-sex marriage in Phichit

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Same-sex marriage in Phichit is banned.

Current status
Since Jan 1, 1925
Banned
Currently, same-sex marriage is banned in Thailand under Section 1448 in the Civil and Commerce code. Part of the section reads: “A marriage can take place only when the man and woman have completed their seventeenth year of age.” This implies that marriage is only possible between a man and a woman. There is currently a bill that is aiming to redefine marriage to terms without gender references.
On March 27th, 2024, the Thailand parliament voted on a bill that would legalize same-sex marriage and it passed. It was then sent to the Thailand Senate and it passed there on June 18th, 2024, with a 130 to 4 vote with 18 abstaining. The bill is now awaiting royal approval and publishing in the Royal Gazette. 120 days after its publication in the Royal Gazette the bill will become law.

Censorship of LGBT issues in Phichit

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Censorship of LGBT issues in Phichit is no censorship.

Current status
No censorship
In Thailand, there are no laws restricting the discussion or promotion of LGBTQ+ topics.
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Right to change legal gender in Phichit

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Right to change legal gender in Phichit is illegal.

Current status
Illegal
Sex reassignment surgery is legal in Thailand, however, Thai law does not allow for gender to be changed on legal documents such as birth certificates.

Gender-affirming care in Phichit

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Gender-affirming care in Phichit is legal.

Current status
Since Jan 1, 1994
Legal
In 1994, Thailand adopted the ICD-10 classification, which contains codes for diagnosing transsexualism in adulthood and childhood, which authorize the initiation of medical transition.
Sources:
medicaldepartures.com/info/…
web.archive.org/web/2015050…//www.plastic-surgery-phuket.com/Thailand-Gender-Change
ourworldindata.org/grapher/…
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Legal recognition of non-binary gender in Phichit

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Legal recognition of non-binary gender in Phichit is not legally recognized.

Current status
Not legally recognized
Thailand doesn't allow changing legal gender.
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LGBT discrimination in Phichit

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LGBT discrimination in Phichit is illegal.

Current status
Since Sep 9, 2015
Illegal
The Gender Equality Act B.E. 2558 was passed on March 13th, 2015, and came into effect on September 9th, 2015. The act bans discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.
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Until Sep 9, 2015
No protections
Before the Gender Equality Act B.E. 2558 was passed, there were no laws protecting a persons sexual orientation or gender identity from discrimination.
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LGBT employment discrimination in Phichit

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LGBT employment discrimination in Phichit is sexual orientation and gender identity.

Current status
Since Jan 26, 2015
Sexual orientation and gender identity
Under Thailand Criminal Code.
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LGBT housing discrimination in Phichit

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LGBT housing discrimination in Phichit is sexual orientation and gender identity.

Current status
Since Jan 26, 2015
Sexual orientation and gender identity
Under the revision of Thailand Criminal Code.
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Same-sex adoption in Phichit

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Same-sex adoption in Phichit is illegal.

Current status
Illegal
Adoption is only allowed for married couples, and same-sex marriage isn't allowed either. Therefore, gay people can’t adopt in Thailand.
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Intersex infant surgery in Phichit

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Intersex infant surgery in Phichit is not banned.

Current status
Not banned
Not criminalized.
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Serving openly in military in Phichit

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Serving openly in military in Phichit is legal.

Current status
Since Jan 1, 2005
Legal
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Illegal
Between 1954 and 2005 homosexuality was considered a mental disorder and gay men were prohibited from serving.
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Blood donations by MSMs in Phichit

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Blood donations by MSMs in Phichit is banned (indefinite deferral).

Current status
Since 1977
Banned (indefinite deferral)
Date shown is when US banned gay male blood donations.
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Conversion therapy in Phichit

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Conversion therapy in Phichit is not banned.

Current status
Not banned
Not criminalized in Thailand.
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Equal age of consent in Phichit

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Equal age of consent in Phichit is equal.

Current status
Since 1997
Equal
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