Nepal becomes the first South Asian country to legalise same-sex marriage

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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 Court judge Til Prasad Shrestha ordered the government to recognise, and immediately register same-sex marriages and other non-traditional heterosexual relationship. While the decision only applies as interim, it’s only for the legislation to prepare a new legal framework.

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