Thanks to Dirk Hendrickx for the translation. Pictured: King Nordom Sihamoni
According to gaybelgium.be, Cambodia will soon surpass Holland when it comes to accepting and supporting gay relationships and same-sex marriages. Earlier this year, after seeing how eager gay couples in San Francisco were to marry, the 81-year-old former king of Cambodia started procedures to allow legal unions between same-sex couples in Cambodia. In liberal Holland, men can marry men and women can marry women, but not if they’re members of the royal house. In Cambodia, where royals will be able to marry whomever they please, the former king’s son, newly crowned King Nordom Sihamoni, will have the same opportunity as any other gay Cambodian.