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SAME SEX MARRIAGE

Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Jun 19, 2023
India’s $210 billion wedding industry warms to LGBTQ ceremonies
India’s Supreme Court may legalize same-sex marriage this year, but many in the LGBTQ community are already reinventing the country’s wedding traditions for their own ceremonies.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jun 16, 2023
Japan's parliament passes watered-down LGBTQ understanding bill
The initial draft said that discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity should 'not be tolerated' but was changed to 'there should be no unfair discrimination.'
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jun 8, 2023
Fukuoka court rules same-sex marriage ban is in ‘state of unconstitutionality’
The ruling was the fifth among six lawsuits filed to date nationwide. Decisions have been split over the question of the ban’s constitutionality.
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 30, 2023
Nagoya court rules not recognizing same-sex marriage is unconstitutional
The Nagoya District Court ruled that not allowing same-sex marriage was unconstitutional.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Society
May 20, 2023
Amid Ukraine war and economic concerns, LGBTQ issues struggle to get G7 spotlight
Summit host Japan stands out as the only G7 nation that hasn’t legalized same-sex marriage.
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 18, 2023
The religious right’s hidden sway as Japan trails allies on gay rights
As a G7 summit nears in Hiroshima, Japan is under pressure to show greater support for equality. A national Shinto group has spread a more hostile message.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Society
May 13, 2023
G7 summit statement to highlight resolve to protect LGBT rights
The move comes as Japan faces increasing pressure to become more supportive of the country's LGBT community and address their discrimination concerns.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Society
May 13, 2023
In video, 15 diplomatic missions call on Japan to protect LGBT rights
A video compilation of the messages, posted to the Twitter account of U.S. Ambassador to Japan Rahm Emanuel, urged Tokyo to 'not be shaped by the past' when building an inclusive future.
Japan Times
JAPAN / FOCUS
May 12, 2023
LDP moves toward giving LGBTQ bill OK after concessions to conservatives
The LDP’s current proposal — a watered-down version of an initial cross-party bill — will now be presented to Komeito, the junior partner of the coalition.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
May 2, 2023
Japan split over accelerating parliamentary debate on revising Constitution: poll
The survey showed 49% of respondents said the parliament needs to accelerate discussion on amendments to the supreme law, while 48% said it does not.
Japan Times
JAPAN / FOCUS
May 1, 2023
LGBTQ+ 'familyship' systems expand in Japan amid absence of national law
Such systems add recognition of same-sex partners’ children as family members, enabling access to public services typically offered to married couples and families.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Apr 27, 2023
LDP will try to pass LGBTQ law ahead of G7 summit
Japan is alone among the G7 wealthy democracies in not having laws to ban discrimination against LGBTQ people or give legal recognition to same-sex unions.
Japan Times
WORLD / Society
Apr 18, 2023
Landmark same-sex marriage hearings begin at India’s top court
Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government said it opposes gay marriage rights and that the matter should be legislated by India’s parliament and not decided by the courts.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 31, 2023
LGBTQ activists rally in Tokyo ahead of Hiroshima G7 summit
Activists shared LGBTQ issues they face and discussed the roles the G7 should play for the empowerment of sexual minorities around the world.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 17, 2023
Kishida Cabinet's approval rate rises to 29.9% in latest poll
The disapproval rate also fell 1.3 points to 40.9%, but it still surpassed the approval rate for the seventh month in a row.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
Mar 15, 2023
Squaring the circle of same-sex marriage in Japan
Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida is being drawn into a debate on marriage equality ahead of the G7 summit. Could he turn it into an opportunity?
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Mar 14, 2023
India's Supreme Court to start hearing same-sex marriage case
The petitions before the court seek marriage equality under various Indian statutes and religious personal laws. The push follows the decriminalization of homosexuality in 2018.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 13, 2023
Japan grants long-term visa to U.S. man in same-sex marriage with Japanese national
The designated activities visa will allow Andrew High, who has been seeking long-term residence through the legal system, to remain in Japan for up to a year.
Japan Times
WORLD / Society
Mar 12, 2023
India government opposes recognizing same-sex marriage
The Indian government opposes recognizing same-sex marriages, it said in a filing to the Supreme Court on Sunday, urging the court to reject challenges to the current legal framework.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 6, 2023
Japan's main opposition CDP submits bill for same-sex marriage
The Constitutional Democratic Party of Japan's bill proposes amending wording in the country's Civil Code that has been written on the premise that marriage involves different sexes.

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