Supreme Court issue interim order to govt to allow same-sex marriage in Nepal

Kathmandu: The Supreme Court has given an interim order to the government to register marriages of same-sex couples.

On Tuesday, the single bench of Judge Til Prasad Shrestha has issued an interim order to make necessary arrangements to register the marriage so that the marriage remains a temporary record if the same-sex couples request an application.

On behalf of the Blue Diamond Society, 7 people, including President Pinki Gurung, filed a petition in the Supreme Court saying that the law of Nepal is an obstacle to registering same-sex marriages.

They filed a petition against the office of the Prime Minister and the Council of Ministers, demanding the amendment of the provisions of the Civil Code 2074 regarding marriage registration.

The Supreme Court has also demanded a written response from the government regarding the legal arrangements regarding the marriage registration of the same-sex community.

About 15 years ago, the Supreme Court ruled that same-sex marriage would be allowed for people of legal age to live together. But same-sex marriage is not recognized in the Civil Code yet.