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

(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. (Read more Nepal stories.)

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