Kathmandu: Lockdown was harsh for everyone, but it was even tougher for the people who were unable to legalize their marriage.
Among those who were yet unable to legalize their same sex marriage, there were 30 suicides and 20 suicide attempts during the period of lockdown, according to Pinky Gurung, the president of Blue Diamond Society (BDS), an organization fighting for the rights of queer community in Nepal.
Same sex marriage has yet not been legalized in Nepal, which has left many people uncertain about their relationship’s future. The reason for these suicides and suicide attempts is the mental pressure and trauma the people with same sex marriage face on a daily basis, said Gurung. She added that the couples live with uncertainty about the future of their relationships, and what their relationship status is going to be like in the future.
“They are in constant dilemmas like ‘Will we ever get legal marital status?’, “Will society accept our marriage?’, ‘Will we ever get to adopt a child and
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