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Tokyo plans to introduce same-sex marriage

Tokyo plans to recognize same-sex marriage starting next year

Key Takeaway:

  • Japan’s capital plan is to create a system that will recognize same-sex marriage in the next fiscal year.
  • A court in Sapporo ruled earlier this year that it is “unconstitutional” for same-sex couples not to marry.

Reuters reported that Japan’s capital plan is to create a system that will recognize same-sex marriage in the next fiscal year.

Tokyo plans to introduce same-sex marriage

Tokyo governor Yuriko said Tuesday the city’s government plan to introduce a “same-sex partnership” after its local assembly was unanimously known for a first move.

A court in Sapporo ruled earlier this year that it is “unconstitutional” for same-sex couples not to marry.

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According to Reuters, the court’s ruling became the first on the legality of same-sex marriage.

As critics argue, LGBTQ couples face disadvantages in taxation and partnership agreements, Reuters stated.

Reuters noted that local wards and municipalities in the city have started to introduce a similar plan to recognize same-sex couples.

Source-CTV News

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