LGBTQ+ couple in Nepal are first in south Asia to be legally married

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Rights activists say marriage of Maya Gurung, a transgender woman, and Surendra Pandey is ‘historic day’

An LGBTQ+ couple in Nepal have said they want to “scream to the world that we are husband and wife at last” after becoming the first in south Asia to have their marriage legally recognised.

Maya Gurung, 38, a transgender woman, and Surendra Pandey, 27, were given a legal certificate in Nepal’s Lamjung district on Wednesday.

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Written by Gaurav Pokharel in Kathmandu and Hannah Ellis-Petersen in Delhi
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/world/2023/nov/30/lgbtq-couple-nepal-first-south-asia-to-be-legally-married under the title “LGBTQ+ couple in Nepal are first in south Asia to be legally married”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.