The Fukuoka District Court on Thursday ruled that a ban on same-sex marriage is in a “state of unconstitutionality,” following a ruling last week by the Nagoya District Court with stronger phrasing clearly calling it unconstitutional.

The Fukuoka court, however, rejected a demand by the plaintiffs that the government pay them each ¥1 million in damages.

Masahiro, a 35-year-old plaintiff from the city of Fukuoka — who only offered his first name — said same-sex marriage is a human rights issue and strongly urged parliament to hold discussions on the matter as soon as possible.