Tag - same-sex-marriage



Japan Times
JAPAN / Society
Sep 29, 2022
Same-sex married couple hopeful Japan court will overturn residential status decision
Despite the strength of their relationship, their legal status and limited ability to live together in Japan as a couple has been a constant source of stress and anxiety.
Japan Times
Aug 1, 2022
Singapore signals male-sex ban review won’t allow gay marriage
The country has grappled with how to make its society more inclusive of the LGBT community even as some countries around the world move toward recognizing same-sex marriages.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jul 22, 2022
Taiwanese court gives OK for same-sex marriage involving Japanese person
Following the court decision, the first same-sex marriage between a Japanese and Taiwanese in Taiwan is expected to be formalized.
Japan Times
Jun 29, 2022
Unpacking Japan's latest ruling on same-sex marriage
While the Osaka and Sapporo courts agreed on one key point, they diverged on whether the lack of same-sex marriage violates the Constitution's equality principle.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Jun 25, 2022
Clarence Thomas opinion signals same-sex marriage and contraception at risk after abortion ruling
Thomas's opinion is a rallying cry for conservatives to start challenging same-sex marriages almost immediately, according to some experts.
Japan Times
Jun 24, 2022
Japan's disappointing ruling on same-sex marriage
The Osaka court abdicated its fundamental job by deferring to public opinion rather than determining whether a right was either constitutional or not in its same-sex marriage ruling.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jun 20, 2022
In LGBTQ rights setback, Japan court says barring same-sex marriage not unconstitutional
The ruling by an Osaka court deals a blow to activists in the only Group of Seven nation that doesn't allow people of the same gender to marry.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Society / Longform
Jun 6, 2022
Same-sex couples in Japan navigate the joys and challenges of parenthood
LGBTQ couples barred from accessing assisted reproductive procedures in Japan are embarking on their own journey as they attempt to raise children of their own.
Japan Times
May 11, 2022
Tokyo plans to start same-sex partnership system in November
The Tokyo metropolitan government said it received around 8,300 comments as it solicited public opinion on the system for about two months through April.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Apr 23, 2022
U.S. envoy to Japan set to attend Rainbow Pride parade to highlight LGBT rights
The ambassador, who has also worked to promote marriage equality in his own country, said that gay and lesbian people should be acknowledged as part of an inclusive society.
Japan Times
Feb 7, 2022
30% of Japan's areas with LGBTQ partnership system have mutual accords
Under reciprocal agreements between local governments, documents issued when the couple first applied for the partnership can also be used in future municipalities of residence.
Japan Times
WORLD / Society
Jan 12, 2022
Tiny European states play catch up on LGBT equality
When Switzerland became one of the last Western European nations to legalize same-sex marriage last year, it made waves next door in the tiny Alpine country of Liechtenstein.
Japan Times
Dec 19, 2021
Two Japanese LGBTQ rights activists of different faiths find common ground
Homophobia in a country that has yet to legalize gay marriage has not stopped two Tokyo-based religious leaders from doing what they are called to do.
Japan Times
Dec 1, 2021
Same-sex couple fights for right to marry in India
If the couple win their case, India would become the second place in Asia after Taiwan in 2019 to recognize gay marriage.
Japan Times
Oct 29, 2021
Election pledges on LGBTQ rights boost legislation hopes in Japan
Six opposition parties have promised that they will seek to present bills to the Diet next year to help protect LGBTQ people against discrimination and legalize same-sex marriage.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Oct 13, 2021
Japan's main opposition CDP focuses on progressive issues in party platform
The largest opposition party said it would stand for rights like supporting same-sex marriage and different surnames for couples, marking out differences with the conservative ruling LDP.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Sep 28, 2021
LGBTQ groups hope LDP's leadership race may lead to same-sex marriage in Japan
Of the four candidates for the Liberal Democratic Party leadership, Taro Kono and Seiko Noda have supported gay marriage. Within Asia, same-sex marriage is currently only legal in Taiwan.
Japan Times
Sep 23, 2021
Homophobes and autocrats: Dictators depend on order
Dictators maintain their positions by controlling as many aspects of life in the country as they can, including defining exactly how people should behave.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jun 21, 2021
Couple sues Japanese government for not recognizing gender transition
Tokyo's Meguro and Ota wards have refused to recognize a woman's gender transition due to the legal status of same-sex marriages in Japan.
Japan Times
Jun 16, 2021
Promised LGBT bill to fall by wayside a month before Japan's ‘diversity’ Olympics
Some say allowing the Diet to end its session Wednesday without passing the law on LGBT understanding will be a breach of the nation's contract with the IOC.


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