US Couple Marries in Nepal's 1st Public Lesbian Wedding
Courtney Mitchell, Sarah Welton tie knot at the Dakshinkali temple
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jun 20, 2011 1:07 PM CDT
Sarah Welton, a lawyer, in traditional Nepalese Hindu attire arrives for her marriage ceremony with Courtney Mitchell, a college professor, in Katmandu, Nepal, Monday, June 20, 2011.   (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)
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(Newser) – A lawyer and a college professor from the United States have married in the first public lesbian wedding in Nepal, which recently began recognizing gay rights and drafting laws to end sexual discrimination. Courtney Mitchell and Sarah Welton from Denver, Colorado, married today in a Hindu Nepalese tradition at the Dakshinkali temple south of Katmandu, the capital of the Himalayan nation. Local gay rights activists and supporters cheered the ceremony attended by their close friends.

 

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