While some dismiss marriage as just a piece of paper, many couples who cannot legally claim one sure seem to value it.
Perhaps as a rehearsal for the day we believe is coming, when any two consenting adults can marry, many types of happy couples, from ladyboy girlfriends to tomboys and their dee counterparts, gathered at Seacon Square shopping mall Friday and got almost-married at the Mimic-Marriage Registration event.
The highlight of the event was a small piece of paper the couples received as their Mimic-Marriage License, signed by the Amnat Charoen District Director.
Of course, the license is not for real. But hands down, it sent a meaningful message to the newlyweds and third-sex community, especially to Chatpakorn Chiti-iam, second runner up at Miss Tiffany 2007, who was pouring the sweet all over her new hubby, who happened to be a tomboy.
Even though a ladyboy-tomboy couple – which genetically seems to fall almost accidentally within the law – could actually obtain a legal certification as man and wife, their titles might be too confusing, and mimicking is certainly more fun.
The event was a part of the shopping mall’s “Handsome Girl, Beautiful Boy” project, which encouraged same-sex lovers to show off their talents on stage for a chance to win a prize valued at THB200,000. Handsome girls compete Saturday, while the beautiful boys will take the stage Sunday.