Tuesday, 03 March 2015 22:37

A Study Committee On Equal Marriage Urges The Nepalese Government To Pass The Law

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In 2007, Nepal's Supreme Court ordered the government to provide legal protection for LGBT Nepalese and to implement the nondiscrimination laws. To do this, the court had asked officials to form a committee to study a possible legalization of marriage equality.

Seven years later, the committee has come to the conclusion that Nepal should allow marriage for same-sex couples and therefore calls on the government to vote on the measure.

«They (same-sex couples) will be entitled to pension or any other benefits, inheritance, can register their marriage with government agencies, can receive parental property,» committee member and human rights lawyer Hari Phuyal told the Thomson Reuters FoundationThomson Reuters Foundation.

By approving this law, Nepal would become the first Asian country to allow same-sex marriage.

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