Age of consent

What is the age of consent in Thailand? Is it different for sex between a man and a woman and sex between two men?

  • Asked on Tuesday, March 13, 2001 | 11:11 PM
    Nigel Maynard, United Kingdom

Under Thai law, a person is legally recognized as an adult when he or she reaches 20 years of age. It is the same for both sexes. However, a minor may become an adult by legitimate marriage. Minors over 17 years of age may get married if they have permission either from their parents or guardian, or from the Juvenile Court. Minors under 17 must get permission from the Juvenile Court. The court makes decisions according to the individual merits of each case.

  • Answered on Tuesday, March 13, 2001 | 11:11 PM
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