Japan is the only country in the G7 not to offer any form of legal recognition to same-sex couples, despite a 2018 survey showing almost 80 percent of 20-to-59-year-olds in Japan are in favor of same-sex marriage.
Alexander Dmitrenko, head of Asia sanctions at law firm Freshfields and co-representative director of the Lawyers for LGBT & Allies Network (LLAN), joins to discuss the case for same-sex marriage being made by his organization and the many others fighting for equality on the issue.
- Fighting for the right to recognize same-sex marriage in Japan (Andrew McKirdy, The Japan Times)
- In a first, LGBT couples sue Japan over constitutionality of not recognizing same-sex marriage (Magda Osumi, The Japan Times)
- Japan’s top bar association urges Diet to legalize same-sex marriage (The Japan Times)
- 900 LGBT couples have been certified in Japan since 2015, survey finds (The Japan Times)
- LGBT people in Japan worry that getting COVID-19 may result in outing (The Japan Times)
- Only 10% of firms in Japan have addressed LGBT issues, survey finds (The Japan Times)
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