Couples in Nepal celebrate ruling allowing same-sex marriage

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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 last week. Earlier, a group of nine activists sued over the South Asian country’s marriage laws that limit marriage to between a man and a woman. The interim court order demands the government establish a “transitional mechanism” allowing same-sex couples to register legal marriages. Advocates don’t know how long the Supreme Court will take to make a final decision on Nepal’s marriage laws. But the decision is a big moment for the country’s gay and gender diverse people.

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