Same-Sex Couple in Nepal Vows to Battle for Acceptance

Dec 02, 2023

Kathmandu (Nepal), Dec 02 (ANI): Local authorities in a village in Nepal registered the Himalayan nation's first same-sex marriage, five months after the Supreme Court issued an interim order clearing the way for such marriages in the largely conservative country. Poses for photographs along with the marriage registration, Maya Gurung and Surendra Pandey- Nepal’s first same-sex couple were formally registered at the Dordi rural municipality office in the Lumjung district of west Nepal. As per the couple, the villagers on the day of registration came together feasting, singing dancing as a celebration of the whole village. The couples now plan to work for the empowerment of the sexual minorities in the Himalayan Nation by providing them with life-surviving training. With the development, Nepal has now become the second country to legalize same-sex marriage in Asia, where societies remain largely conservative.