NY Post: It was a case of “I do” times three. A trio of
gay homosexual men from Thailand got married on Valentine’s Day in Uthai Thani Province, Thailand, according to Caters News Agency.
Joke, 29, Bell, 21, and Art, 26, are thought to be the world’s first
gay homosexual threesome to get hitched.
The happy “throuple” have become Internet famous, as photos from the “happiest day of their lives” quickly went viral and Thai media outlets shared their unusual love story.
“I think we are first three-way same-sex males to have a wedding — possibly in the world,” said Bell. “Some people may not agree and are probably amazed by our decision, but we believe many people do understand and accept our choice. Love is love, after all.”
While Thai law does not recognize same-sex marriages, the trio threw a symbolic ceremony under Buddhist law.
Art and Joke met each other through mutual business and started dating after they worked together in 2010. Meanwhile, Bell was studying management at Phitsanuloke University and would attend the same parties as the couple. He soon realized he was developing feelings for them.
But it was not until Bell was hospitalized with a congenital disease that the three men became so close, eventually floating the idea of a marriage.
While the proposal was unconventional, Bell did have one traditional stipulation: Art and Joke had to ask his parents for his hand in marriage. “It might seem strange to some, but many people understand our bond and the reasons we got married,” said Art.
Thailand is considered more tolerant than many other Asian countries when it comes to LGBTQ rights, and the married trio says that helped give them the confidence to come out. “Now Thai society has a better understanding of sexual orientation as many same-sex weddings appear on TV, newspapers and social media, we feel more accepted,” said Joke.
Just last year, a married lesbian throuple from Massachusetts shared their story and were expecting their first child.
You might ask how their marriage could affect mine? Or what’s the harm with what people do in the privacy of their bedroom?
Ask yourself how changing the definition would change the social institution of marriage. And how does this affect children (see link to study below)?
And if you believe that #loveislove, do you discriminate against two (or three or four, etc.) relatives that choose to marry?
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- Columbia U. prof who pled guilty to incest compares it to same-sex marriage
- Hollywood director says incest is fine
- Australian judge says incest may no longer be a taboo
- Brazil recognizes polygamous civil union of threesome