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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 Al3x on March 1, 2015 at 12:16pm

Good question...many "religious"christians would find it unrighteous but true faithful Christians would just shut up and pray for me with sincerity.With that being said. I don't care.

Comment by tino on March 1, 2015 at 11:52am
Triple fish..
Comment by StokeS on March 1, 2015 at 11:46am
@AlexanJan - thanks very much but are you aware that many "christians" would find your compliment "unrighteous"?
Comment by Al3x on March 1, 2015 at 11:25am

Stokes, your body is turning me on.

However, this lifestyle is unrighteous and so are others,it's not affecting me in any way but All knees will bow and confess that Jesus is King and so on.

Comment by Christopher Meikle on March 1, 2015 at 10:38am
Well .. Well .. Well!!!!! .. This is to enlighten us as ppl.. YESS U!!!!!! The individuals that read this is to let y'all know the coming.. "JUDGEMENT DAY" ... is in the blink of a an eye.. REPENT!!!!!!!!!!! U can't say u didn't know or hear.. Selah
Comment by Mike Jones on March 1, 2015 at 10:04am
Bottom line is whether you choice same or opposite sexual partners, it's your choice. Some people are born gay, some make a decision at one point of time. Our brains are amazed Bg in the fact that no two people are alike. Some people are born with the instinct to cause harm and they do. Some people learn the behavior later in life. So Christians saying that people can't be born gay is a lie. We can be born with physical and mental afflictions. We can't be born without the ability to hear or see. We can be born without the ability to use our brain functions at all. Yet, when it comes to a persons choice in who they choose to be with, the world of religion says this is not impossible at birth.
Answer me this! Why do some people grow up liking the color red and some don't? It's ohysical and mental make up from birth. We all have it and apply it in all areas of our life. You like what you like. And no, I'm not gay, I just use me Brain.
Comment by StokeS on March 1, 2015 at 9:02am
Yes cause everyone will get the "gay bug" and wander the streets like a "Walking Gay" zombies! Some people say the most silly and ridiculous sh*t. What are we 6 years old over here? What do you think that the "gay gene" is going to start maybe mutating or the gays are going to start making more gay people? Just silliness! LMFAO!!!
Comment by Ab Gai on March 1, 2015 at 8:59am
This so confusing, isnt Bhudism supposed to be super conservative religion where they meditate for days at a time? When did the monks break from meditation to add that law to allow "whatever this article is about".
Comment by DKNY Promotions on March 1, 2015 at 4:37am
Soon the whole world will be gay. No more human reproduction. We will be extinct soon.
Comment by Anastasius Cielto on March 1, 2015 at 3:12am
God....god...god....

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