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Japan: LGBT community takes steps towards marriage equality

Japan: LGBT community takes steps towards marriage equality

Members of Japan’s LGBTIQ community have taken preliminary steps towards legal action and legislative change of discriminatory marriage law. According to The Japan Times, 455 LGBT signatories have signed a petition which posits that Japan is denying human rights by not allowing same-sex marriage. The document was filed with the Japan Federation of Bar Associations […]

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Tokyo: Two Districts to Recognize Same Sex Relationships

Tokyo: Two Districts to Recognize Same Sex Relationships

In Japan, two districts in the nation’s capital have made history by announcing an intention to allow same sex couples to formally have their relationships recognized. The Shibuya district in Tokyo was the first to announce its plans, with the mayor of the district making a statement last week. “We have decided to issue the […]

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