• Kyodo


The city of Ta­ka­ra­zu­ka, Hyo­go Prefecture, will join two Tokyo wards in issuing certificates recognizing same-sex partnership as being equivalent to marriage, with officials saying the move will address discrimination against sexual minorities.

The city, home to the famous Takarazuka Revue all-female musical troupe, said it will start issuing the certificates authenticating partnership oaths by same-sex couples in June.

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