Nepal legalized homosexuality across the country in 2007 along with the introduction of several new laws. These new laws explicitly include protections on the basis of sexual orientation. The new Nepalese Constitution, approved by the Constituent Assembly on 16 September 2015, includes several provisions pertaining to the rights of LGBT dpeople, some of which include:
- The right to have their preferred gender display on their identity cards
- A prohibition on discrimination on any ground including sex or sexual orientation by the State
- A prohibition on discrimination on any ground, including sex or sexual orientation by anyone
- Eligibility for special protections that may be provided by law
- Substitution of gender-neutral terms for the previous "male", "female", "son", and "daughter"
- The right of access to state process and public services for gender and sexual minorities
- Also the ruling of the Supreme Court of Nepal in late 2007, the Government was also looking into legalizing same-sex marriage.