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Gay Guide Nepal
On 21 December 2007, the Supreme Court of Nepal ordered the government to recognise the so-called third gender (LGBT) according to gender identity and to protect the rights of sexual and gender-related minorities. On the subject of same-sex marriages, the Court ordered the creation of a seven-member committee to examine international regulations in this area and how they are applied in other countries. In 2008, the same court ordered that LGBT persons should have the same rights as heterosexuals. In 2015, Nepal received a completely new constitution explicitly prohibiting discrimination against LGBT persons. Despite this ban on discrimination, the recognition of homosexual partnerships has not yet been enshrined in law. The Nepal Pride takes place in the city of Kathmandu every year in August.
Cities in Nepal
Location: Central Asia
International country code: 977 (omit 0 from area code)
International access code: 00
Language: Nepali, Maithili, Bhojpuri (Bihari)
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.