LGBT Rights in Madhya Pashchimanchal Development Regions

Madhya Pashchimanchal is governed by federal Nepal law. Learn more
    Homosexuality
    ✔ Legal
    Gay Marriage
    Ambiguous
    Censorship
    ✔ No censorship
    Changing Gender
    Ambiguous
    Non-binary gender recognition
    ✔ Recognized
    Discrimination
    ✔ Illegal
    Employment Discrimination
    ✖ Sexual orientation only
    Housing Discrimination
    ✖ Sexual orientation only
    Adoption
    ✖ Single only
    Military
    ✔ Legal
    Donating Blood
    ✔ Legal
    Conversion Therapy
    ✖ Not banned
    Age of Consent
    ✔ Equal
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History

Homosexual activity in Madhya Pashchimanchal

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Homosexual activity in Madhya Pashchimanchal is legal.

Current status
Since Dec 21, 2007
Legal
In 2007, Nepal became one of the leading LGBTQ countries with holding Supreme court ruling in 2007, that would allow same-sex marriages and grant transgender people the right to gender affirming care.
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Same-sex marriage in Madhya Pashchimanchal

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Same-sex marriage in Madhya Pashchimanchal is ambiguous.

Current status
Since Nov 29, 2023
Ambiguous
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.
Oct 23, 2017–Jun 28, 2023
Foreign same-sex marriages recognized only
The Supreme Court of Nepal issued its judgement, ruling that under Rule 8(1)(h) of the Immigration Rules a foreign national who submits a valid marriage license with a Nepali citizen is eligible to obtain an "NT Visa" as a dependant. The Supreme Court further ruled that the Immigration Rules do not specify that a foreign national applying for an NT Visa must either be of the same or opposite gender. Foreign same-sex spouses of Nepali citizens are now eligible to obtain an NT Visa as a dependant.
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Until Oct 23, 2017
Ambiguous
Some ceremonies performed but no official recognition
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Censorship of LGBT Issues in Madhya Pashchimanchal

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Censorship of LGBT Issues in Madhya Pashchimanchal is no censorship.

Current status
No censorship
In Nepal, there are no laws restricting the discussion or promotion of LGBTQ+ topics.
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Right to change legal gender in Madhya Pashchimanchal

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Right to change legal gender in Madhya Pashchimanchal is ambiguous.

Current status
Since 2007
Ambiguous
Only to a third gender marker "O"; no changes between male "M" and female "F" permitted. According to ILGA Data, anecdotal evidence suggests that at least one transgender woman has been able to obtain a female gender marker, and one transgender man has obtained a male gender marker. In both situations, evidence of gender affirming medical interventions was required.
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Legal recognition of non-binary gender in Madhya Pashchimanchal

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Legal recognition of non-binary gender in Madhya Pashchimanchal is recognized.

Current status
Since 2013
Recognized
A third gender category for citizenship documents was introduced in 2013 and Nepal began issuing passports with the ‘others’ category two years later.
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LGBT discrimination in Madhya Pashchimanchal

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LGBT discrimination in Madhya Pashchimanchal is illegal.

Current status
Since Sep 20, 2015
Illegal
Section 18(3) of the Constitution of Nepal (2015) explains that the State shall not discriminate against, inter alia, “sexual minorities”.
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Until Sep 19, 2015
No protections
No constitutional protections against discrimination in Nepal.
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LGBT employment discrimination in Madhya Pashchimanchal

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LGBT employment discrimination in Madhya Pashchimanchal is sexual orientation only.

Current status
Since 2015
Sexual orientation only
Section 18(3) of the Constitution of Nepal (2015) explains that the State shall not discriminate against, inter alia, “sexual minorities”.
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LGBT housing discrimination in Madhya Pashchimanchal

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LGBT housing discrimination in Madhya Pashchimanchal is sexual orientation only.

Current status
Since 2015
Sexual orientation only
Section 18(3) of the Constitution of Nepal (2015) explains that the State shall not discriminate against, inter alia, “sexual minorities”.
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Same-sex adoption in Madhya Pashchimanchal

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Same-sex adoption in Madhya Pashchimanchal is single only.

Current status
Since Oct 10, 2017
Single only
No restrictions. No laws in place for same sex couples.
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Serving openly in military in Madhya Pashchimanchal

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Serving openly in military in Madhya Pashchimanchal is legal.

Current status
Since Jan 1, 2007
Legal
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Blood donations by MSMs in Madhya Pashchimanchal

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Blood donations by MSMs in Madhya Pashchimanchal is legal.

Current status
Legal
No specific ban or deferral period for LGBT people.
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Conversion therapy in Madhya Pashchimanchal

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Conversion therapy in Madhya Pashchimanchal is not banned.

Current status
Since Aug 15, 2015
Not banned
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Equal age of consent in Madhya Pashchimanchal

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Equal age of consent in Madhya Pashchimanchal is equal.

Current status
Equal
Nepal statutory rape law is violated when an individual has consensual sexual contact with a person under age 16. This law is applicable to both heterosexual couples, and homosexual men. There is no age of consent for homosexual women.
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