Valentine's Day Disappointment: Lesbian couple vows to lobby Yingluck after failing to get married in Bang Rak
A lesbian couple was left bereft in Bang Rak district after officers refused to issue a marriage certificate to them this morning.
Pallawee Jongtangsajjatham and Rungtiwa Tangkanopak were one of many couples that went to the Bang Rak District office to legalize their love on the occasion of Valentine’s Day. But officers did not do as they were asked, saying that the power to do so for a same-sex couple was out of their reach.
Speaking to the Dailynews, the pair insisted that they would submit a request to review the regulation to the district office. If the officers failed to issue the certificate, Pallawee and Rungtiwa said they would file a complaint with the House of Representatives and meet with Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra to discuss the issue.
“The Prime Minister should understand the issue as she shares the same sex with us,” they said
The Bang Rak District office is the most popular place for couples to register their marriage as Bang Rak means “Town of Love” in Thai.
Gay marriage is prohibited by law in Thailand, and we’re guessing that this couple probably knew that.
So perhaps this was some sort of act of protest / media stunt? Regardless, we support these local ladies.
Check out Dailynews for photos of the pair, who turned out in their finest for the event.
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