LOVE filled the air at Phitsanulok province’s karst cliff with 21 couples, among them disabled, male-and-male and female-and-female pairs, tying the knot on Valentine’s Day today (Feb. 14) with LGBTG+ couples getting a special certificate, Naewna newspaper said.
In a ceremony presided over by Social Development and Human Security Minister Juti Krairiksh and entitled “Climbing, spinning, cultivating, bonding… Love without borders,” some of the couples climbed the cliff after registering their marriage or getting a special certificate at the foot of the cliff in Ban Mung subdistrict, Noen Maprang district.
The 21 couples had travelled from all over the country to register their marriage here with Deputy Governor Mr. Ronnarong Nakhonchinda and Noen Maprang district chief Mr. Sawai Charoensri being the honoured guests.
Among the newlyweds were couples who are either blind or physically handicapped and who have decided to spend the rest of their lives together.
There were also male-and-male and female-and-female couples who underscored that love does not have to be gender based and were happy to get the special certificate in lieu of a proper one.
Noen Maprang district, especially Ban Mung area, has amazing limestone karsts and has been dubbed “Guilin of Thailand”. Guillin is a province in southern China that is well known for beautiful karst topography.
Love bloomed at Phitsanulok Province’s limestone karst cliff today. All photos: Naewna
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