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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 Cheamabeach on March 2, 2015 at 11:23pm
Sodomites!!!
Comment by MMM on March 2, 2015 at 9:02pm
Thanks @Big Shot, I was secretly hoping there's a medical cure for this puppet show. No offense to your response.
Comment by StokeS on March 2, 2015 at 3:10pm
And the bible thumpers go wild!! I love it!! You guys are comedy!! Hey you keep referring to your god as a man. How do you know that it's not a woman?
Comment by Bombahdrop on March 2, 2015 at 2:02pm

Yeah and the world has made a big mistake promoting this which GOD OUR CREATOR FOEBADE US TO DO. There is a great consequence for this action. Would hate to be ya.

Comment by Contonila Goodman on March 2, 2015 at 10:36am

I made a mistake and clicked on this too.

Comment by Cee Gee on March 2, 2015 at 6:27am

I made a mistake and clicked on this....

Comment by Big Shot... on March 2, 2015 at 5:29am

This here is complete foolishness. Its to show how much of a joke all of this h***-mess really is. They are making a mockery of marriage, it being sacred, holy, and simply treating it as a joke, not really respecting it. A race to be the 1st one crap again. ANYTHING FOR ATTENTION...

I say good, keep it up, whats next, 4, then 5, then 10 maybe? A marriage orgy? Theyre only exposing themselves, showing the world exactly who they are. SMFH..

Comment by Big Shot... on March 2, 2015 at 5:19am

@MMM The U.S.A.P.A. found in the 1940's under years of study that it was a mental disorder. That changed in 1973 after consistent harassment from all those homosexual organizations. They annoyed the state, and the medical department until they took it out of that big medical book that all Psychiatrist and medical Dr.'s...  Im sure if you search it its an easy find. But Ive seen the meetings, speeches from the meetings, and even the organizations gloating and bragging about the win in their favor several times on sites like youtube. Im sure theyre still out there.

Comment by Roots aka TJ What De Ras on March 1, 2015 at 11:40pm
I think the funniest s*** would be when one wants a divorce from the other but still wants to be married to the other one. How would the judge decide that. I would crap up if they was put on rotating schedules
Comment by Danjahkid on March 1, 2015 at 11:32pm
I don't know what else to say, but what to make of the priest... he supposed to be a man of God. What the hell is this world coming to smdh

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