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Mt Everest available for same sex unions

Wed 21 Apr 2010 In: International News View at Wayback

Nepal, the tiny country which was close to the heart of Everest conqueror Sir Edmund Hillary, is hoping to tempt same-sex couples to get married on the world’s highest mountain. Homosexuality in Nepal has only been legal since 2008 but already the country's tourism authority hopes the country can capitalise on the changing times. A recent Supreme Court ruling ordered the Government to ensure equal rights for all its citizens regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity, making same sex marriage all but certain. “Nepal is the land of Mount Everest, world’s highest peak and the birth place of Lord Buddha, light of Asia... I would like to take this opportunity to invite and welcome all the sexual and gender minorities from around the world,” said Nepal's tourism minister. Nepal will host the first Asian Symposium on Gay   

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First published: Wednesday, 21st April 2010 - 11:49pm

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