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Added on: 03/31/2024
Same-sex couples in Nepal said on Friday they were preparing to register their marriages after the Supreme Court had issued a temporary order clearing the way for…

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Added on: 03/24/2024
03/23/2024
They met in the aftermath of a national tragedy. Love blossomed soon after. It was 2015 and an earthquake had devastated central Nepal. Social worker Tobias Volz…

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Added on: 02/22/2024
02/21/2024
Nepal’s Supreme Court on Wednesday issued a show cause notice to the government in response to a writ petition filed by an advocacy group for the third…

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Added on: 02/16/2024
02/15/2024
A lesbian couple has made history as the first to have their marriage recognised by the Nepalese government. In the capital city of Kathmandu, Anju Devi Shrestha…

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Added on: 02/04/2024
In November, Maya Gurung and Surendra Pandey made history by becoming the first queer individuals in Nepal to officially register their marriage. Now, the couple hopes their…

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Added on: 12/28/2023
12/27/2023
A battle six years in the making was finally won as Maya Gurung and Surendra Pandley’s marriage was officially registered with the government of Nepal in late…

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Added on: 12/15/2023
At the end of November, Nepal’s government recognized a marriage between Nepalis of the same legal gender for the first time. But while the jubilant celebration undoubtedly deserves…

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Added on: 12/04/2023
12/03/2023
Nepal’s first legally recognized gay couple have vowed to continue fighting for the rights of men and women who are just like them, citing that their groundbreaking marriage…

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Added on: 12/01/2023
For the first time ever a municipality in Nepal has followed an interim order by the country’s Supreme Court to register same-sex marriages. On November 29, authorities…

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Added on: 10/19/2023
10/18/2023
Two lower courts in the Himalayan country of Nepal have defied the country’s Supreme Court and refused to issue a marriage license to a couple. The couple, a transgender woman and…

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Added on: 10/12/2023
Two lower courts in Nepal have denied a couple recognition of their marriage, in defiance of the Supreme Court’s recent interim order to register same-sex marriages while legislative change is…

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Added on: 08/31/2023
08/30/2023
HONG KONG/TOKYO, Aug 31 (Reuters) – In Hong Kong’s highest court, five judges are deliberating whether to recognise same-sex marriages conducted overseas. Their decision, expected later this year,…

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Added on: 08/24/2023
08/23/2023
Maya Gurung and Surendra Pandey were poised to create history. Maya is a transgender woman but has not changed her gender on official documents. Her partner Surendra…

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Added on: 07/29/2023
07/28/2023
“We are going to fight until the very end!” said Surendra Pandey, the husband of Maya Gurung, when we met at a restaurant in Nepal’s busy capital…

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Added on: 07/14/2023
07/13/2023
The Kathmandu District Court on Thursday rejected a marriage registration application filed by a gay couple despite the Supreme Court legalising same-sex marriages in Nepal. Maya Gurung,…

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Added on: 07/14/2023
07/12/2023
It’s a historic step for equality as Nepal’s supreme court has ruled for all same-sex marriages to be legally binding from 28 June 2023 forward. Nepal’s Supreme…

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Added on: 07/09/2023
07/08/2023
Nepal’s Supreme Court has issued a temporary order greenlighting the registration of same-sex marriages for the first time. LGBTQIA activists and couples across Nepal celebrated the decision….

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Added on: 07/05/2023
07/04/2023
Nepal will soon see the first legal same-sex marriages registered after an interim ruling from the country’s top court. The Nepal Supreme Court issued the interim order…

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Added on: 07/02/2023
07/01/2023
Same-sex couples in Nepal said on Friday they were preparing to register their marriages after the Supreme Court issued a temporary order clearing the way for gay…

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Added on: 06/29/2023
06/28/2023
The Supreme Court of Nepal on Monday issued an interim order directing the office of the Prime Minister and Council of Ministers of Nepal and other relevant…

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Added on: 05/07/2023
04/06/2023
The Supreme Court of Nepal Tuesday instructed the government to legally recognize same-sex marriage. The Supreme Court of Nepal has also ruled that the government must recognize…

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Added on: 05/05/2023
05/04/2023
Seeing how our politics has failed us time and again, it is easy to understand why people get carried away and look for saviours in anyone with…

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Added on: 05/04/2023
05/03/2023
The Supreme Court of Nepal has issued a landmark ruling ordering authorities to recognise a gay foreign spouse of a Nepali citizen and instructing the government to…

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Added on: 04/19/2023
Last week, the Indian government made its opposition to same-sex marriage be known by urging the country’s Supreme Court to reject petitions filed by same-sex couples. The…

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Added on: 02/28/2023
02/27/2023
On Zero Discrimination Day, commemorated on March 1, UNAIDS highlights the need to remove laws that criminalise people living with HIV and key populations. (Key populations are…

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Added on: 02/17/2023
Spain on Thursday joined a small but growing club of nations that allow people to change their gender on their ID card through a simple administrative declaration. Several…

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Added on: 09/15/2022
09/15/2022
Last Saturday, Munni Kinnar was on her way back home to Dumari from Laxmipur with her friend, Chanda Raut, after visiting her ailing sister. What followed their…

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Added on: 08/19/2022
Shivani Dave is a freelance journalist and broadcaster at Openly and Virgin Radio. Growing up I never thought Brown people could be LGBTQ+. That’s an absolutely ridiculous thought,…

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Added on: 08/12/2022
08/10/2022
Jessica Stern, a special envoy of the US, will embark on a 8-day trip to India and Nepal in order to promote the human rights of the…

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Added on: 06/15/2022
06/14/2022
On Saturday, after a two-year, COVID-induced hiatus, members of the Nepali queer community and their allies took to the streets of Kathmandu for the Nepal Pride Parade—celebrating…