Supreme Court of Nepal allows Nepali citizens to change their birth-assigned sex.
The Supreme Court of Nepal issued a ruling which enables Nepali citizens to apply for their citizenship documents to reflect their gender identity rather than birth-assigned sex identity. The Supreme Court reaffirmed article 12 of the Constitution, ensuring citizenship on the basis of identity. The Court also asserted their support of individuals with different sexual orientation to live freely in accordance with their identity. The legislation will need to be followed by separate laws for the amendment of gender on all official documentation and educational certificates.