Nepal Supreme Court Orders Government To Legally Recognise Same-Sex Marriages

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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 the same-sex foreign spouse of a Nepali citizen. Building on judgments from 2007 and 2017 that recognized rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people, the top court found that failure to recognize same-sex marriage violates Nepal’s constitution and its international human rights obligations.

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