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Municipal assembly leaders in Ebina, Kanagawa Prefecture, issued a warning Monday to Masumi Tsurusashi, a 71-year-old assemblyman, over discriminatory remarks he made on his Twitter account about gay marriage.

“These comments constituted a rash action by Tsurusashi, a public servant, and we issued a warning after what happened,” said Kento Morishita, head of the municipal assembly, after a meeting of party leaders to discuss the issue.

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