Posted on June 22nd, 2011 No comments
An American lesbian couple, a lawyer and a college professor, married in Dakshinkali temple, south of Katmandu, on June 20, 2011. Present in the ceremony were the local gay rights activists of Blue Diamond Society. A gay rights activist and Parliament member, Sunil Babu Pant, was also present in the ceremony.
It is is probably the first public same-sex ma
rriage, in accordance with the Hindu tradition, done in in Nepal.
Who were the Bride and Groom
48 year-old lawyer, Sarah Welton and 41 year-old psychology professor, Courtney Mitchell hail from Colorado, USA. As a Peace Corps Volunteer Mitchell had lived in Nepal from 1998 to 2003. The couple are in relation for the last five years and they have also adopted a 9-month-old girl as their child.
The traditional Nepali society is transforming to accept same-sex marriage. The Supreme Court of Nepal had recognized the third gender in a court verdict in 2007 and had directed the government to form a committee to see if there is a possibility of same sex marriage in Nepal.
Explaining why Mitchell choose the Hindu tradition for the marriage, she told that she had identified the instances of Hindu gods practicing same sex marriage. But, religiously they both are non-practicing Christians.
Back home, they have filed the marriage papers
in Colorado are planning ot get married in a state that allows same sex marriage.
Nepal, a Gay Paradise
Although it was the first such marriage in public, Blue Diamond Society had previously organized other marriages in private. Last year, a marriage ceremony between a British and an Indian gay couple was done in private. (Photo credits – Binod Joshi)
CA Member Sunil Babu Pant and his Pink Mountain travel agency are trying to make Nepal the ultimate destination for gay and lesbian tourists. Based on their effort, last year, New York Times had placed Nepal in 31st place as a Gay Paradise.
Most Popular Searches
nepali movie, nepali movie download, www npvideo com, nepali keti ko nango photo, www usanepal com, nepali puti picture, theusanepal com, nepali movie krodh part 1, nepali movie sahara part 1, nepali movie himmat 2 full movie
Previous and Next posts
<<<-- Previous Post: National Census 2011 began with more than 50 major questions
-->>> Next Post: Rohit Timilsina – 4 Guinness world records and his quest for more
0 Responses to US Lesbian couple got married in Nepal with the help of Blue Diamond Society
Leave a Reply
Photos of Sanchita's pregnant belly