Following the end of the monarchy , homosexuality was legalized across the country in along with the introduction of several new laws. These new laws explicitly include protections on the basis of sexual orientation. Based on a ruling of the Supreme Court of Nepal in late , the government was also looking into legalising same-sex marriage. According to several sources, the new Constitution was expected to include it. Despite these supportive laws and provisions, LGBT people still face societal discrimination in Nepal and there is significant pressure to conform and to marry a partner of the opposite sex.
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BEIJING — China has taken a step forward to allow same-sex marriage, a move that could undo years of discrimination, delight rights activists and give new rights to the LGBTQ community "after years of hiding and struggling. A body of the National People's Congress, the country's highest law-making institution, has publicly acknowledged petitions to legalize same-sex marriage, a rare development that has triggered a nationwide discussion of a topic that was once taboo. Expectations are raised that the nation, which is led by the Communist Party, might eventually join the growing number of countries that have passed legislation protecting the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people. Since the founding of the People's Republic of China in , homosexuality has been banned or suppressed. However, China's open door policies in the early s set in motion social and cultural changes that would lead Beijing to decriminalize homosexuality in and remove it from an official list of mental disorders in In time, major cities would witness lively gay and lesbian scenes with the proliferation of clubs and bars. But many forms of age-old prejudice and restrictions against the LGBTQ population persist, with activists citing issues ranging from employment discrimination and forced "therapy" to lack of "marriage equality.
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Brunei has backtracked on enforcing laws introduced last month that would have made sex between men and adultery punishable by stoning to death. Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah on Sunday extended a moratorium on the death penalty to cover the new legislation. While still on the statute books for some crimes, no executions have been carried out in Brunei since In a speech, the sultan said he was aware there had been "many questions and misperceptions" regarding the implementation of the legislation, called Syariah Penal Code Order SPCO.
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