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They look like a new boy band... but it's the world's first THREE-WAY same-sex marriage: Gay Thai men tie the knot in 'fairytale ceremony'

Pictured from left to right, Joke, Art and Bell said many people accepted and understood their situation

  • Three men have tied the knot in world's first three-way same-sex marriage
  • Gay Thai men Joke, Bell and Art took the plunge on Valentine's Day
  • The trio wed under Buddhist law due to Thailand's marriage restrictions
  • Bell said: 'We believe many people do understand and accept our choice'

Three gay men from Thailand have tied the knot in what is thought to be the world's first three-way same-sex marriage.

Happy newlyweds Joke, 29, Bell, 21 and Art, 26, took the plunge on Valentine's Day after exchanging their vows in a fairy-tale ceremony at their home in Uthai Thani Province, Thailand.

The three blushing grooms are thought to be the world's only wedded male threesome and have since become internet sensations after photos from their big day went viral.

Bell, Art and Joke pictured together after tying the knot in the world's first three-way same-sex marriage

Bell, Art and Joke pictured together after tying the knot in the world's first three-way same-sex marriage

The newlyweds took the plunge on Valentines Day when they exchanged vows in Uthai Thani, Thailand

The newlyweds took the plunge on Valentines Day when they exchanged vows in Uthai Thani, Thailand

The trio consummated their love under Buddhist law in the ceremony as same-sex marriages are not recognised as legitimate under Thai law

The trio consummated their love under Buddhist law in the ceremony as same-sex marriages are not recognised as legitimate under Thai law

In what they described as the happiest day of their lives, the three men were suited and booted for the ceremony in which they exchanged rings after walking down the aisle.

Bell, From Phitsanulok Province, said: 'I think we are first three-way same sex males to have a wedding, possibly in the world.

'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.'

Although same-sex marriages are not recognised as legitimate under Thai law, the trio were able to consummate their love under Buddhist law in the symbolic ceremony.

Art, from Chiang Mai Province, met Joke, from Uthai Thani Province, through business and started a relationship after realising their love for each other while working closely together in 2010.

Both men knew they were gay before they met and have been living together for the past five years.

Meanwhile Bell, who was studying management at Phitsanuloke University, frequently met the couple at parties before the three men realised they all started to have feelings for each other.

But after Bell was hospitalised with a congenital disease, the threesome became inseparable leading Joke and Art to propose the idea of a three-way marriage.

The only condition was that Joke and Art must ask Bell's parents for his hand in marriage.

Art said: 'When Bell was in hospital, it became clear that we all had a lot of feelings for each other.

The newlyweds pose for a photograph on their wedding day after falling in love during their time at university

The newlyweds pose for a photograph on their wedding day after falling in love during their time at university

Pictured from left to right, Joke, Art and Bell said many people accepted and understood their situation

Pictured from left to right, Joke, Art and Bell said many people accepted and understood their situation

'We thought what better way to show our love for each other by getting married.

'It might seem strange to some, but many people understand our bond and the reasons we got married.

In Thailand, same-sex unions are not legally binding, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) persons may face legal challenges on their sexual freedoms as same-sex couples are still frowned upon.

However, more LGBT rights are applicable than ever before in the country, one of the most tolerant countries in Asia, with religious groups declaring their support for civil marriages between gay and lesbian couples.

Joke, Bell and Art were joined together under Buddhist Law in a ceremony that was not legally registered.

The ceremony included the traditional exchange of vows in which the trio declared their love for each other, and in doing so, agreed to share their home and responsibilities.

The three men believe same-sex marriages are just as valid as any other legally sanctioned ceremony

The three men believe same-sex marriages are just as valid as any other legally sanctioned ceremony

According to Joke, same-sex marriages are just as valid as any legally sanctioned ceremony and are treated as such.

He said: '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 and able to come out.

'But I don't believe the world has ever seen three men marry before, this is something new.

'Most people all around us can accept that and many people have given us their blessing.

'We love each other and live together like brothers; hopefully this is something the world can understand in the 21st century.'

 

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Comment by Bombahdrop on March 13, 2015 at 7:42am

@ Big Shot, try'na tell you lolz

Comment by Big Shot... on March 13, 2015 at 3:00am
Yeah i get it... And its insane logic on every level...
Comment by MC SMILEY on March 11, 2015 at 7:29pm

all of yall are dumb if u havent read the bible it was before the bible was created god saw what he saw & burned sodom & gamoorah down bc ppl were lusting more after there own flesh then him which is still & will still go on and thats why things happen to ppl irt THEMUSIC TV FILM INDUSTRY YOU BE SURPRISED WHAT GOES ON BUT ITS FUNNY SOME OF THE SMAE HYPOCRITES STANDING UP URN AROUND & PARTICIPATE EITHER YOU BE REAL OR GO HOME HOW UDOIN!!!!!!

Comment by Bombahdrop on March 7, 2015 at 8:26pm

@Big Shot, you get it now lolz you see. I agree with Pearl also, how can same sex be right, if it was right it would have been like that from the beginning of mankind it don't matter who if there were gays amongst us because we weren't raised that way its only now it want to be raised and change the way it once was and still is a union only between one man and one woman. There would be no such thing as being in some closet if it was meant to be the way things stand today. changing for the worst. You can love the same sex without lusting and defiling oneself with they other. Anyone who sees this as NOT being WRONG must be okay with broken home, No parents who made the kids both the man and the woman who brought these kids into this world because two of the same sex did not have those children, so you must feel great to see a disaster brewing.

Comment by Big Shot... on March 7, 2015 at 6:04am

Pear Green - All facts. If everyone adopted those ways, the human population would become extinct, so how the hell could that be good or positive... We all have choices.. Being wise is the 1st best choice for the future of family, community and humanity...

Comment by Big Shot... on March 7, 2015 at 5:58am

@MMM - I get you, I know what you mean now...

Comment by StokeS on March 5, 2015 at 3:07pm
I would love my child regardless as long as they're being true to themselves and not causing harm to others. The eloquent bullshit below is the absolute definition of degradation of humanity. Either you believe that your god created all live or you don't. If your saying that your god didn't create homosexuals then you are saying that your god is not the creator of all. If you're saying the opposite then your god created homosexuals and you're saying your god f***** up and is imperfect. You decide or dodge. Which one is it??
Comment by Pearl Green on March 5, 2015 at 2:45pm

I am reading a lot of eloquent bullshit.

Fact, if you have cancer you cut it out so it do not spread.  If there is mole on your cheese you cut it out so it do not spread.    Homosexuality, is a degradation of humanity, period, this is an indisputable fact.    A violation of nature and every religion on earth, you pick one.   You say live and let live, until your son or daughter walk pass this plague and say daddy/mommy I want to be like that.    Funny how opinion changes when it hits home.   Or has it already? Perhaps this is the origin of live and let live????    

It's not what people do that is a problem it's how it affects society as a whole that is the problem.  Homosexuals are a straight forward violation of logic and nature.  If you want to go religious the Devil does nothing to anyone the devil simply tell you all there is and gesture, you should be able to do whatever you want.   God says you must apply self control.      

Now based on the my last two sentences,   who control homosexuals.

Comment by Bombahdrop on March 5, 2015 at 12:34am
Muahh night
Comment by StokeS on March 5, 2015 at 12:26am
Good night Bombahdrop!! Sleep well! ;)

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