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US couple have Nepal’s first lesbian wedding

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  1. SHAME!

    1. Yes, shame on YOU, denigrating other people’s love and commitment.

    2. Rich (original) 22 Jun 2011, 9:09pm

      Sottom, you are correct in a way…. Just remember, these semi-females are mental case….. So, its a bit a fanny story, that’s all…. :)

      1. Hi Richie, you and Bottom should get together. You were just made for each other; two loonies behind a computer screen rocking back and forth giggling manically and foaming at the mouth. Still, with a name like Bottom I suppose it’ll be Richie that’ll be the man of the house! Hope it works out well for you two :)

  2. Stuart Neyton 21 Jun 2011, 4:30pm

    It’s heartening just how far the Nepalese government and society has come in the last few years

  3. It is truly wonderful the progress in Nepal. Kudos to them. I would have preferred the first couple be from Nepal personally. Especially not a couple from Denver, boo!! In Colorado gay marriage was killed in committee almost instantly to no protest. What little effort there was in Denver for marriage before that was too late, too small, badly organised, and totally ineffective. If they really cared so much about equality what are they doing about it in Denver? Denver also just celebrated not Gay Pride, but “Coors Light Pride”. The gay community center did not even display a pride flag, but the huge straight liquor store across the street did! The gay center also holds “happy” hours where they serve “Coors” products. The rest of the time it looks more like it might be a furniture store than a gay center. The gay “community” in Denver is just another bar klatch that has sold it’s soul to corporate sponsors and has accomplished nothing in years for gay people.

    1. martyn notman 22 Jun 2011, 1:25am

      yes it would make a lot more of a statement if someone who wasnt from a (relatively) liberal western nation took the first step. I sometimes think we are pushing against a door that is not only shut but nailed shut- and it wont open with just the people who are already liberal pushing it…

  4. Congratulations to them both!

  5. Samuel Kestu 22 Jun 2011, 1:32am

    Wow! This is fabulous!

    I love the picture and I love the story.

    A different photo was even in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser today.

  6. How disrepctful

  7. Sorry for pointing out the obvious but this couple did NOT get married. They had a commitment ceremony.

    Nepal does not legally recognise same sex marriage, and Pink News should know better than to print a fake headline.

    This was a church wedding, therefore entirely meaningless in a legal sense.

    1. Galadriel1010 22 Jun 2011, 3:21pm

      In the US, quite probably. Their marriage wouldn’t be recognised there even if it was legal. The issue is different in Nepal where, as the article states, religious ceremonies are usually accepted as official, so I guess the temple has helped them out there by marrying them when the state wouldn’t.

  8. According to reports on an asian gay website, Nepal has just put forward a Bill, drafted by the previous government, which includes a provision to criminalise gay sex and punish it with 16 years imprisonment. So mixed messages are coming from that country, to say the least.

  9. I’m not sure what I think of this – it’s great that a same-sex wedding has had such publicity, but I’m not sure why two foreigners, Americans, would want to marry in a Nepalese Hindu (?) temple – it seems to be making a mockery of a religious rites unless you believe in that religion (or maybe they do – can anyone enlighten?).

    I’m also not entirely sure why one of the women appears to be dressed as a man – not much of a statement if you imitate traditional male-female sartorial gender conventions, is it?

  10. Rich (original) 22 Jun 2011, 9:06pm

    Two semi-female degenerates making fanny parody on marriage…. Hahahahah…

  11. Spanner1960 23 Jun 2011, 9:22am

    Actually it is a shame.
    Why did it have to be two yanks travel all the way there to do that? What about a couple of Nepalese nationals, or don’t they have LGBT people there?

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