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Nepal’s marriage equality delayed

Timothy Kincaid

May 31st, 2010

Nepal’s new constitution was to have been implemented by last week, with clauses allowing for same-sex marriage. But political instability and strife has led to a delay. (The Hindu)

Nepal’s political deadlock continues even after three major political parties made an agreement on Friday night to move ahead with consensus, extending the tenure of the Constituent Assembly.

The three parties had made a last-minute agreement on Friday to save the Constituent Assembly, which was to expire that night.

The Constituent Assembly has now one more year to finish the task of writing the Constitution which could not be completed in the last two years.



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At least a last-minute agreement was reached to continue the Constituent Assembly. A scenario that might be less desirable would involve a discontinuation of the assembly. The current constitution writing process — while currently in a stressful stalemate, of sorts — would dissolve entirely and a less-than supportive Nepalese sociopolitical movement could take over before the next Constituent Assembly would be created, thereby eliminating any hope for establishing same-sex marriage in Nepal.

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