LGBT Rights in Madhyamanchal Development Regions

Madhyamanchal is governed by federal Nepal law. Learn more
    Homosexuality
    ✔ Legal
    Gay Marriage
    ✔ Legal
    Censorship
    ✔ No censorship
    Changing Gender
    Ambiguous
    Gender-Affirming Care
    ✖ Restricted
    Non-Binary Gender Recognition
    ✔ Recognized
    Discrimination
    ✔ Illegal
    Employment Discrimination
    ✔ Sexual orientation and gender identity
    Housing Discrimination
    ✔ Sexual orientation and gender identity
    Adoption
    ✖ Single only
    Intersex Infant Surgery
    ✖ Not banned
    Military
    ✔ Legal
    Donating Blood
    ✔ Legal
    Conversion Therapy
    ✖ Not banned
    Age of Consent
    ✔ Equal
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History

Homosexual activity in Madhyamanchal

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Homosexual activity in Madhyamanchal 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 Madhyamanchal

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Same-sex marriage in Madhyamanchal is legal.

Current status
Since Apr 27, 2024
Legal
In the last week of April 2024, the Ministry of Home Affairs issued a historic and powerful circular to all local registration authorities, instructing them to register same-sex marriages. The directive "fully" legalized same-sex marriage in Nepal, the second in Asia to open marriage to same-sex couples.
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Jun 28, 2023–Apr 26, 2024
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.

In April 2024, Nepal's Ministry of Home Affairs ordered the recognition of same-sex marriage in all the country's jurisdictions.
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

Censorship of LGBT issues in Madhyamanchal

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Censorship of LGBT issues in Madhyamanchal 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 Madhyamanchal

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Right to change legal gender in Madhyamanchal 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.

Gender-affirming care in Madhyamanchal

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Gender-affirming care in Madhyamanchal is restricted.

Current status
Since 1988
Restricted
In 1988, Nepal legalized sterilization, which de facto meant legalizing sex reassignment surgery, however, medical records regarding transsexualism had to be obtained abroad.
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Legal recognition of non-binary gender in Madhyamanchal

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Legal recognition of non-binary gender in Madhyamanchal 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 Madhyamanchal

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LGBT discrimination in Madhyamanchal 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”.
Until Sep 19, 2015
No protections
No constitutional protections against discrimination in Nepal.
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LGBT employment discrimination in Madhyamanchal

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LGBT employment discrimination in Madhyamanchal is sexual orientation and gender identity.

Current status
Since Sep 20, 2015
Sexual orientation and gender identity
Section 18(3) of the Constitution of Nepal (2015) explains that the State shall not discriminate against, inter alia, “gender and sexual minorities”.
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Current status
Jan 1, 2015–Jan 1, 2025
Sexual orientation and gender identity
Under the category "gender and sexual minorities"
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Jan 1, 2015–Jan 1, 2024
Sexual orientation and gender identity
Under the category "gender and sexual minorities"
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LGBT housing discrimination in Madhyamanchal

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LGBT housing discrimination in Madhyamanchal is sexual orientation and gender identity.

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

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Same-sex adoption in Madhyamanchal 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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Intersex infant surgery in Madhyamanchal

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Intersex infant surgery in Madhyamanchal is not banned.

Current status
Not banned
Intersex persons are not protected from violations to physical integrity and bodily autonomy. A 2016 book of personal stories by intersex people from Nepal identifies a range of bodily autonomy and health issues, including "Intersex genital mutilation as a growing practice and lack of information and access to reproductive health information or care" and "Lack of access to necessary health care for those experiencing health difficulties as a result of their intersex variation".
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Serving openly in military in Madhyamanchal

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Serving openly in military in Madhyamanchal is legal.

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

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Blood donations by MSMs in Madhyamanchal is legal.

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

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Conversion therapy in Madhyamanchal is not banned.

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

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Equal age of consent in Madhyamanchal 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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