The Liberal Democratic Party’s panel on issues related to sexual orientation and gender identity unveiled its basic position in a report released in late April. In view of the party’s stance expressed not long ago concerning the difficulties confronting LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transsexual) people, a close watch is needed to see whether the LDP’s approach is convincing and effective.

The panel calls for legislation to be drawn up that would deepen understanding of sexual orientation and gender identity but doesn’t legally ban discrimination against LGBT people.

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