I will continue to work to protect the rights of LGBTI: Khadka

Kathmandu (Pahichan) June 16 – Former Minister for Women Children and Social Welfare Kumar Khadka has confessed that he did not perform in a satisfactory way to formulate same-sex marriage. Speaking to Pahichan, he said sufficient attention was not paid to other issues as government was focused on holding the local election in the short span of time. 

“Following the Supreme Court verdict and constitutional provision, Ministry has formed a committee. However, there has not been sufficient homework to prepare the draft law,” Khadka said adding that instead of holding public debate, laws should be formulated and it should be made acceptable to society.

“Though our society would not accept the same-sex marriage, we should formulate laws to legalize it,” said Khadka. He pledged to make continuous efforts to formulate same-sex marriage. He said the social security measures he took would be helpful to protect the rights of gender and sexual minority.  He said members of this community should get the rights of living together.