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SAME SEX MARRIAGE

Japan Times
WORLD / Society
May 27, 2020
Couples hold first same-sex marriages in Costa Rica
Marco Castillo and his boyfriend, Rodrigo Campos, waited just a few hours to take advantage of a new law in Costa Rica that made the country the first in Central America to allow same-sex marriage.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Society
May 21, 2020
'Happily ever after' eludes some in Taiwan a year after Asia's first same-sex marriages
When Taiwan became the first place in Asia to allow same-sex marriage last year, university professor Lois was among thousands of gay people who cheered and waved rainbow flags on the streets of the capital Taipei.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Society
Apr 27, 2020
Japan NGO offers same-sex 'partnership certificates' to address gaps in current provision
Mizuho Financial Group Inc. is among companies participating in the initiative, with certificates to be created by Famiee Project.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jan 6, 2020
Minato Ward in Tokyo to guarantee LGBT people's right to self-expression through appearance
Minato Ward in Tokyo plans to revise its gender equality ordinance to guarantee the right of LGBT people to express themselves through their personal appearance.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Society
Dec 23, 2019
After gay marriage law passes, Taiwan emerges as new market for LGBT+ surrogacy
On Geoffrey Li's 40th birthday last year, he put aside his dream of an early retirement on an idyllic island and instead decided to raise a child in Taiwan using a surrogate in Southeast Asia.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Dec 2, 2019
Yokohama begins distributing papers recognizing LGBT and common-law couples
Yokohama began issuing certificates that recognize the partnerships of sexual minorities and common-law couples Monday.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Society
Oct 26, 2019
Thousands gather on Taipei streets in East Asia's largest Pride march
More than 100,000 people thronged the streets of Taiwan's capital Taipei on Saturday for East Asia's largest Pride march, months after the self-ruled island began formally allowing same-sex marriage, the first place in Asia to do so.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Oct 7, 2019
Against medical academy guidelines, four clinics give reproductive assistance to LGBT couples: survey
Four medical facilities have provided assisted reproductive treatment for lesbian and transgender couples against the guidelines set by the Japan Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology, a survey showed Sunday.
EDITORIALS
Sep 28, 2019
Time to discuss same-sex marriage
Lawmakers should start listening to what same-sex couples have to say and thinking about what actions should be taken to address their needs.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Sep 18, 2019
Woman awarded damages in Japan for same-sex partner's infidelity with sperm donor
A court awarded damages Wednesday to a woman in her 30s who broke up with her same-sex partner because of infidelity, recognizing their common-law partnership despite same-sex marriage not being legal in the country.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Sep 13, 2019
70% of married women in Japan support same-sex marriage
Almost 70 percent of married women in Japan believe same-sex marriage should be legalized, a government survey showed Friday.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Sep 12, 2019
Gay American married to Japanese national sues government for long-term visa
An American man who married his same-sex Japanese partner in the United States sued the central government Thursday, demanding it grant him long-term resident status.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Society / FOCUS
Aug 28, 2019
Thailand may become first in Southeast Asia to allow same-sex unions
In Thailand, the ruling coalition and opposition lawmakers don't agree on much. Yet within both camps there's growing support for legalizing same-sex unions.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Society
Aug 21, 2019
Chinese parliament spokesman rules out allowing same-sex marriage
Limiting marriage to between a man and a woman will remain China's legal position, a parliament spokesman said on Wednesday, ruling out following neighboring Taiwan in allowing same-sex marriage, despite pressure from activists.
Japan Times
WORLD / Society
Aug 21, 2019
Homophobia rising in European countries without same-sex marriage, study shows
Homophobia has risen in European countries that do not legally recognize same-sex relationships and acceptance of gay people has jumped in states where they can marry, research released on Wednesday showed.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 25, 2019
Japan's top bar association urges Diet to legalize same-sex marriage
In a first, the country's top bar association on Thursday called on the government and the Diet to legalize same-sex marriage.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jun 24, 2019
In first, Ibaraki Prefecture to issue partnership certificates for LGBT couples from July
A total of 22 municipalities across the country have launched similar systems, but the prefecture will be the first to do so.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Society
Jun 19, 2019
Liberal Democratic Party and tradition may stymie push for same-sex marriage in Japan
As Japanese lawmakers grapple with a landmark same-sex marriage bill, campaigners fear it may die at the first legislative hurdle as lawmakers pander to aging voters and old traditions.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Society
Jun 10, 2019
Hong Kong's top appeals court issues landmark ruling for LGBT rights
The top appeals court in Hong Kong issued a landmark ruling granting spousal benefits to a married gay couple, the latest rebuke to leader Carrie Lam's government over the issue of equal rights for LGBT people.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Jun 4, 2019
Opposition parties submit bill to legalize same-sex marriage in Japan
Major opposition parties have submitted a bill that would permit same-sex marriage, a move that comes weeks after Taiwan became the first place in Asia to legalize gay marriage.

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