Entry #12740: Same-sex marriage in Nepal

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RegionNepal
IssueSame-sex marriage
Statusambiguous
Start DateNov 29, 2023
End Datenow
DescriptionAmbiguous status. On 28 June 2023, a single judge bench of Justice Til Prasad Shrestha issued a historic order directing the government to establish a separate register for non-traditional couples and sexual minorities and to temporarily register them. The full bench of the Supreme Court has yet to deliver a final verdict. Some observers noted that Justice Til Prasad Shrestha exceeded his authority. It is estimated that around 200 third gender activists who rushed back to their villages may register their marriages soon. On 29 November 2023, the first same-sex couple in Nepal was able to register their marriage in the Dordi municipality, five months after the interim order was given. However, there are reports that other homosexual wedding applications have not been consistently registered.
Sourceshttps://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-67574710 https://www.hrw.org/news/2023/12/14/did-nepal-achieve-marriage-equality-not-quite-yet https://kathmandupost.com/art-culture/2024/02/02/an-initiative-for-marriage-equality-for-the-lgbtqia-community https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-66164531 https://www.deccanherald.com/world/kathmandu-court-rejects-marriage-registration-application-of-gay-couple-1236705.html https://www.hrw.org/news/2023/10/10/nepal-courts-refuse-register-same-sex-marriages https://thehimalayantimes.com/kathmandu/patan-high-court-refuses-to-register-same-sex-marriage


Revision History (6)

Deleted by Notdog1996. Adding source from the other entry

Old Value New Value (Current)
Sourceshttps://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-67574710
https://www.hrw.org/news/2023/12/14/did-nepal-achieve-marriage-equality-not-quite-yet
https://kathmandupost.com/art-culture/2024/02/02/an-initiative-for-marriage-equality-for-the-lgbtqia-community
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-67574710
https://www.hrw.org/news/2023/12/14/did-nepal-achieve-marriage-equality-not-quite-yet
https://kathmandupost.com/art-culture/2024/02/02/an-initiative-for-marriage-equality-for-the-lgbtqia-community
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-66164531
https://www.deccanherald.com/world/kathmandu-court-rejects-marriage-registration-application-of-gay-couple-1236705.html
https://www.hrw.org/news/2023/10/10/nepal-courts-refuse-register-same-sex-marriages
https://thehimalayantimes.com/kathmandu/patan-high-court-refuses-to-register-same-sex-marriage
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https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-67574710 https://www.hrw.org/news/2023/12/14/did-nepal-achieve-marriage-equality-not-quite-yet https://kathmandupost.com/art-culture/2024/02/02/an-initiative-for-marriage-equality-for-the-lgbtqia-community https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-67574710 https://www.hrw.org/news/2023/12/14/did-nepal-achieve-marriage-equality-not-quite-yet https://kathmandupost.com/art-culture/2024/02/02/an-initiative-for-marriage-equality-for-the-lgbtqia-community https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-66164531 https://www.deccanherald.com/world/kathmandu-court-rejects-marriage-registration-application-of-gay-couple-1236705.html https://www.hrw.org/news/2023/10/10/nepal-courts-refuse-register-same-sex-marriages https://thehimalayantimes.com/kathmandu/patan-high-court-refuses-to-register-same-sex-marriage

Revision by Notdog1996. Ambiguous at best, wait for news before editing the status

Old Value New Value
ValueLegal(REMOVED)
Value Special(REMOVED)Ambiguous

Revision by Doomdorm64. adding ambiguous statement

Old Value New Value
NoteOn 28 June 2023, a single judge bench of Justice Til Prasad Shrestha issued a historic order directing the government to establish a separate register for non-traditional couples and sexual minorities and to temporarily register them. The full bench of the Supreme Court has yet to deliver a final verdict. Some observers noted that Justice Til Prasad Shrestha exceeded his authority. It is estimated that around 200 third gender activists who rushed back to their villages may register their marriages soon.

On 29 November 2023, the first same-sex couple in Nepal was able to register their marriage in the Dordi municipality, five months after the interim order was given. However, there are reports that other homosexual wedding applications have not been consistently registered.
Ambiguous status. On 28 June 2023, a single judge bench of Justice Til Prasad Shrestha issued a historic order directing the government to establish a separate register for non-traditional couples and sexual minorities and to temporarily register them. The full bench of the Supreme Court has yet to deliver a final verdict. Some observers noted that Justice Til Prasad Shrestha exceeded his authority. It is estimated that around 200 third gender activists who rushed back to their villages may register their marriages soon.

On 29 November 2023, the first same-sex couple in Nepal was able to register their marriage in the Dordi municipality, five months after the interim order was given. However, there are reports that other homosexual wedding applications have not been consistently registered.
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On 28 June 2023, a single judge bench of Justice Til Prasad Shrestha issued a historic order directing the government to establish a separate register for non-traditional couples and sexual minorities and to temporarily register them. The full bench of the Supreme Court has yet to deliver a final verdict. Some observers noted that Justice Til Prasad Shrestha exceeded his authority. It is estimated that around 200 third gender activists who rushed back to their villages may register their marriages soon. On 29 November 2023, the first same-sex couple in Nepal was able to register their marriage in the Dordi municipality, five months after the interim order was given. However, there are reports that other homosexual wedding applications have not been consistently registered. Ambiguous status. On 28 June 2023, a single judge bench of Justice Til Prasad Shrestha issued a historic order directing the government to establish a separate register for non-traditional couples and sexual minorities and to temporarily register them. The full bench of the Supreme Court has yet to deliver a final verdict. Some observers noted that Justice Til Prasad Shrestha exceeded his authority. It is estimated that around 200 third gender activists who rushed back to their villages may register their marriages soon. On 29 November 2023, the first same-sex couple in Nepal was able to register their marriage in the Dordi municipality, five months after the interim order was given. However, there are reports that other homosexual wedding applications have not been consistently registered.

Revision by maya_kh. edit law

Old Value New Value
ValueOther type of partnershipLegal
NoteOn 29 November 2023, the first same-sex couple in Nepal was able to register their marriage in the Dordi municipality, five months after the interim order was given. However, there are reports that other homosexual wedding applications have not been consistently registered.On 28 June 2023, a single judge bench of Justice Til Prasad Shrestha issued a historic order directing the government to establish a separate register for non-traditional couples and sexual minorities and to temporarily register them. The full bench of the Supreme Court has yet to deliver a final verdict. Some observers noted that Justice Til Prasad Shrestha exceeded his authority. It is estimated that around 200 third gender activists who rushed back to their villages may register their marriages soon.

On 29 November 2023, the first same-sex couple in Nepal was able to register their marriage in the Dordi municipality, five months after the interim order was given. However, there are reports that other homosexual wedding applications have not been consistently registered.
Show Difference
On 29 November 2023, the first same-sex couple in Nepal was able to register their marriage in the Dordi municipality, five months after the interim order was given. However, there are reports that other homosexual wedding applications have not been consistently registered. 28 June 2023, a single judge bench of Justice Til Prasad Shrestha issued a historic order directing the government to establish a separate register for non-traditional couples and sexual minorities and to temporarily register them. The full bench of the Supreme Court has yet to deliver a final verdict. Some observers noted that Justice Til Prasad Shrestha exceeded his authority. It is estimated that around 200 third gender activists who rushed back to their villages may register their marriages soon. On 29 November 2023, the first same-sex couple in Nepal was able to register their marriage in the Dordi municipality, five months after the interim order was given. However, there are reports that other homosexual wedding applications have not been consistently registered.

Revision by Doomdorm64. extra citation

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Sourceshttps://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-67574710
https://www.hrw.org/news/2023/12/14/did-nepal-achieve-marriage-equality-not-quite-yet
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-67574710
https://www.hrw.org/news/2023/12/14/did-nepal-achieve-marriage-equality-not-quite-yet
https://kathmandupost.com/art-culture/2024/02/02/an-initiative-for-marriage-equality-for-the-lgbtqia-community
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https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-67574710 https://www.hrw.org/news/2023/12/14/did-nepal-achieve-marriage-equality-not-quite-yet https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-67574710 https://www.hrw.org/news/2023/12/14/did-nepal-achieve-marriage-equality-not-quite-yet https://kathmandupost.com/art-culture/2024/02/02/an-initiative-for-marriage-equality-for-the-lgbtqia-community
Reports (1)
  • Status is not correct "The status does not appear consistent with the note field, which states a marriage was registered, while there are reports that others haven’t been. Based on this information, the status should be be “ambiguous” and not an “other type of partnership”."

Revision by Doomdorm64. adding HRW article

Old Value (Original) New Value
ValueLegalOther type of partnership
NoteOn 29 November 2023, the first same-sex couple in Nepal was able to register their marriage in the Dordi municipality, five months after the interim order was given.On 29 November 2023, the first same-sex couple in Nepal was able to register their marriage in the Dordi municipality, five months after the interim order was given. However, there are reports that other homosexual wedding applications have not been consistently registered.
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On 29 November 2023, the first same-sex couple in Nepal was able to register their marriage in the Dordi municipality, five months after the interim order was given. However, there are reports that other homosexual wedding applications have not been consistently registered.
Sourceshttps://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-67574710https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-67574710
https://www.hrw.org/news/2023/12/14/did-nepal-achieve-marriage-equality-not-quite-yet
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https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-67574710 https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-67574710 https://www.hrw.org/news/2023/12/14/did-nepal-achieve-marriage-equality-not-quite-yet

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