The Diet is set to end its session Wednesday without passing a promised law on LGBT understanding, leaving a ruling party pledge unfulfilled just as the country is set to host what was intended to be a "diversity” Olympics.

A bill under which discrimination against LGBT individuals would be deemed unacceptable was dropped by Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga’s ruling party, and was set to officially die Wednesday when the current Diet session ends.

The situation worsened when members of his Liberal Democratic Party were reported to have made discriminatory remarks against sexual minorities during the bill's discussion process, sparking protests outside the party’s Tokyo headquarters.