Rape among same-sex couples studying case, Article 276 of the Criminal Code


  • สิรภัทร ปิยะเวช คณะนิติศาสตร์ สถาบันบัณฑิตพัฒนบริหารศาสตร์


same-sex couples, husband and wife, rape


In 2007, the provisions on rape under section 276 were amended. As a result, rape among husband and wife is guilty according to the Criminal Code. But for rape between husband and wife. The law has reduced the penalty for the offender. If the offense between husband and wife is specifically. The word husband According to the Penal Code, a person who complies with the marriage rules provided for in the Civil and Commercial Code. It must be a man with male and female sex. However, today. The Matrimonial Registration Act BE ... was drafted with the intent of providing same sex couples.Equal status for husbands and wife If the bill is enforced as a law. Same sex couples have the same status and legal endorsement as husbands and wives. It is a must to study. The provisions on rape between husbands and wives To apply to rape cases between same sex couples. Study through document research in Thailand and abroad. Related to rape between husband and wife Include the rights and duties of the same sex partner.

The results of the drafting of the Act on the Registration of Marriage Partners, BE ...., provide the same rights and duties that same-sex couples receive in the same manner as husband and wife. From the provisions of the bill. To bring the Civil and Commercial Code and other laws. Husbands and wives apply to their spouses mutatis mutandis. However The bill does not require same-sex couples to have the same status as husband and wife. And do not mention the nature of the criminal offense in any way. Also, same-sex couples do not have a significant element in the manner of being a spouse under Thai law. The gender of the marriage is clear. According to the Civil and Commercial Code, It is the sexual orientation of the spouse only for men and women. To be able to interpret same-sex couples the same status as husband and wife.

And to be able to apply the provisions on rape. According to the Penal Code, Section 276 applies to same-sex couples according to the Bill of Marriage Act, BE ...., To the same status as a spouse under Thai law. According to the intention of the bill. It is necessary to amend the bill. In addition, the provisions on the status of spouses in a particular category. The same sex couples according to the bill. Have the same legal status as husbands and wives in all respects. Including the text in the law referred to husbands. Or refer to a relationship like husband and wife in another law. Include same-sex couples. To ensure that same-sex couples have the same legal status as spouses. The existence of such status covers the rape under the Penal Code Section 276, with the same sex couples have the status of spouses under the Penal Code Section 276 implicitly. In addition, the amendment to the bill. It is not a testament to the status of same-sex couples to the same status as husbands and wives under the penal code. However, the status of same-sex couples is the same as that for husband and wife under other laws.


กมลวรรณ อยู่วัฒนะ, มาตรการคุ้มครองสิทธิของบุคคลเพศเดียวกันในการอยู่ร่วมกันฉันสามีภริยา (กรุงเทพฯ: มหาวิทยาลัยราชภัฏสวนสุนันทา, 2558)

ฉัตรชัย เอมราช, ความไม่เสมอภาคในการบันทึกทางทะเบียนเป็นคู่ชีวิตตามร่างพระราชบัญญัติการจดทะเบียนคู่ชีวิต พ.ศ. .... (นิติศาสตรมหาบัณฑิต, คณะนิติศาสตร์ สถาบันบัณฑิตพัฒนบริหารศาสตร์, 2557)

พิชญาภา เจียมแท้, ความหมายและมาตรการทางกฎหมายต่อการกระทำด้วยความรุนแรงในครอบครัว: ศึกษาเปรียบเทียบกับกฎหมายของต่างประเทศ (นิติศาสตรมหาบัณฑิต, คณะนิติศาสตร์ มหาวิทยาลัยธรรมศาสตร์, 2555)




How to Cite

ปิยะเวช ส. (2018). Rape among same-sex couples studying case, Article 276 of the Criminal Code. Huachiew Chalermprakiet Law Journal, 8(2), 53–65. Retrieved from https://so01.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/lawhcu/article/view/152378



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