Include Same-Sex Marriage in Nepal’s New Constitution

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Target: Ram Baran Yadav, president of Nepal

Goal: Support including same-sex marriage in the new constitution of Nepal.

Gay rights supporters gathered in Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal, and took part in a parade in support of incorporating gay rights like same-sex marriage into the country’s new constitution. Activists are also demanding that gay couples’ rights to adopt, buy joint property or inherit from one another are included.

Nepal just recently decriminalized homosexuality and recognized a third gender, with the Supreme Court ordering the government to do away with laws that discriminated on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. Homosexuality is still illegal in many nearby South Asian countries, so Nepal can use its new constitution to set a positive example for others to follow.

There have been many controversies and protests involved with the development of Nepal’s new constitution, as minority groups fight to have their voices heard and their concerns addressed in the new governing document.

Help the LGBT community in Nepal have their voices heard by urging the president of Nepal to support gay rights in the new constitution.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear President Ram Baran Yadav,

A gay rights parade recently occurred in your country’s capital as activists voiced their wishes to have same-sex marriage, gay couples’ rights to adopt, and buy joint property or inherit from one another included in the new constitution.

Although the new constitution has been controversial, it’s vital that the voices of minority groups are heard and their concerns are addressed in the new constitution. I support including gay rights in Nepal’s new constitution, and I urge you to do the same.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo credit: Guillaume Paumier

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