Nepali couple registers ‘first transgender marriage’

Megha Jain

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In a first such case, Nepal witnessed a transgender woman and a man register their marriage, despite an absence of laws legalising same-sex or transgender unions. Monika Shahi Nath, a transgender married Ramesh Nath Yogi in May and registered their marriage in July in western Nepal. “This is just a first step towards change. The government needs to enact necessary laws regarding the same,” stated Monika.