Tag - same-sex-couples



Japan Times
Jun 1, 2017
Sapporo first major city in Japan to issue certificates recognizing same-sex couples
Sapporo on Thursday became the first major city in Japan to issue certificates recognizing same-sex partnerships.
Jan 31, 2017
Sapporo drafts partnership rules for LGBT couples
The Sapporo Municipal Government has unveiled draft rules for officially recognizing same-sex partnerships between gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender couples.
May 31, 2016
Takarazuka becomes fourth municipality in Japan to recognize same-sex unions
The city of Takarazuka, Hyogo Prefecture, on Wednesday began issuing certificates recognizing same-sex partnerships as equivalent to marriage, the fourth local government in Japan to do so.
Jul 22, 2015
Same-sex couples to be offered 'family' phone discounts from NTT Docomo, KDDI
Mobile phone carriers NTT Docomo Inc. and KDDI Corp. said Tuesday they would launch family discounts from October for same-sex partners amid a growing awareness of the rights of sexual minorities. They will ask to see certificates issued by the municipality where the couple live.
Japan Times
May 27, 2015
Shibuya Ward aims to launch same-sex partnership certificates in October
Tokyo's Shibuya Ward aims to begin issuing certificates recognizing same-sex partnerships by around the end of October, the ward's new mayor said on Wednesday.
JAPAN / Society
Mar 6, 2015
Tokyo's Setagaya Ward to mull recognition of same-sex unions: mayor
The mayor of Setagaya Ward, Tokyo, said Thursday he will consider publicly acknowledging long-term, same-sex couples as family members, following a groundbreaking proposal by another ward in the capital to do so by issuing certificates.


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