Eight couples in Tokyo’s Shibuya and Setagaya wards were on Thursday issued with certificates recognizing their same-sex partnerships as equivalent to marriage on the first day of the long-awaited policy change.
As local leaders heralded the milestone, advocates hope it will trigger further discussion about revising nationwide laws.
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