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Conservatives are protesting a proposed initiative by Tokyo’s Shibuya Ward to acknowledge same-sex partnerships as equivalent to marriage, claiming it would upset traditional family values and hurt the nation’s birthrate.

A Tokyo-based citizens’ group submitted a petition on Wednesday to Shibuya Mayor Toshitake Kuwahara demanding that the proposal be withdrawn.

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