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Gay Guide Nepal
On the 21st December 2007, the Supreme Court of Nepal issued a directive order to the Government of Nepal to recognize third gender (LGBT) according to their gender identity and protect sexual and gender minority rights. On the issue of same sex marriage, the Court issued a directive order to form a seven member committee to conduct a study on practices adopted by other countries and international practice on same sex marriage. The same court ruled in 2008 that LGTB persons should enjoy the same rights as heterosexuals. In 2015 Nepal received a completely new constitution which explicitly prohibits the discrimination of LGBT people. Despite this ban on discrimination the recognition of homosexual partnerships is not legally acknowledged.
Cities in Nepal
Name: Népal · Nepál
Location: Central Asia
International country code: 977 (omit 0 from area code)
International access code: 00
Language: Nepali, Maithili, Bhojpuri (Bihari)
Area: 147,181 km² = 54,363sq mi.
Currency: 1 Nepalese Rupee (NPR) = 100 Paisa
Religions: 81% Hindu (state religion), 11% Buddist, 4% Muslim
Climate: Three different climate zones. The valleys are hot in summer and very cold in winter.