Activists hail Nepal ruling allowing same-sex marriage

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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 marriage for the first time in the largely conservative country. The Supreme Court has been considering a petition on the issue filed by gay right activists and on Wednesday it issued an interim order allowing for same-sex couples to register their marriages pending a final verdict. “This is a very big and historic decision,” said Pinky Gurung, chairperson of the Blue Diamond Society gay rights organization. Gurung said about 200 same-sex couples were expected “to come out openly and register their marriages”.

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