“During this Pride, we make history with a law that takes a giant step forward in LGBT rights and in particular in trans people rights,” Equality Minister, Irene Montero, said in a press conference at the time.
If it becomes law, the bill would also ban LGBTQ conversion therapy.
It will allow lesbian couples to register their children under both parents.
It also includes measures for including transgender people in the workforce, housing and education.
“We are making progress on rights as a country,” Equality Minister Irene Montero said in the debate leading up to the vote, Reuters reported. “We want all LGBTI people to be able to be themselves, without closets.”
The bill will now move on to the upper house of the senate to be approved before it becomes law.
Thailand’s Parliament has voted to legalize abortion in the first 12 weeks of pregnancy but people who undergo the procedure later in their pregnancies may still face fines and up to six months in prison.