Gay couple married by Hindu priest in Nepal
Thursday 19 August 2010
A Hindu priest performed the first wedding ceremony in Nepal for a foreign gay couple, a rights group said yesterday, as activists and tourist agencies increasingly promote the Himalayan nation as a gay-friendly destination.
The ceremony was held on Tuesday night in Kathmandu for Sanjay Shah, 42, a Briton from Leicester, and an Indian man who did not want to be identified, said Sunil Pant, a member of Nepal's parliament and the nation's most prominent gay activist.
Mr Pant's gay rights group, Blue Diamond Society, organised the ceremony and issued the pair a certificate for a $200 fee.
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