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SAME SEX MARRIAGE

JAPAN / Society
Jul 7, 2015
Japan LGBT group files human rights complaint in bid for same-sex marriages
Hundreds of members of the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community file an unprecedented human rights request with the Japan Federation of Bar Associations in a bid to legalize same-sex marriages.
COMMENTARY / World
Jul 3, 2015
What would Confucius say about gay marriage?
The U.S. ruling on same-sex marriage has sparked a national discussion on gay rights in China, and the tone, surprisingly, has been generally welcoming.
Japan Times
WORLD / Society / FOCUS
Jun 27, 2015
Legal battles remain for U.S. gay rights despite momentous ruling
The U.S. Supreme Court's declaration on Friday of a right to same-sex marriage resolved a momentous question, yet the ruling left many others unanswered and is likely to spark future legal battles over gay rights.
Japan Times
WORLD / Society
Jun 27, 2015
Landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling legalizes gay marriage nationwide
The Supreme Court ruled on Friday that the U.S. Constitution provides same-sex couples the right to marry, handing a historic triumph to the American gay rights movement.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Issues / THE FOREIGN ELEMENT
Jun 10, 2015
Foreign same-sex couples here enjoy rights that Japanese don't
Gay and lesbian non-Japanese couples married abroad can register as spouses with authorities here, but Immigration has mixed messages for foreigners married to Japanese same-sex partners.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Voices / VIEWS FROM THE STREET
Jun 10, 2015
Views from Tokyo: Should Japan legalize same-sex marriage?
As Shibuya Ward prepares to issue marriage certificates to same-sex couples, should the nation be moving in the same direction?
ASIA PACIFIC / Society
May 21, 2015
Mother seeks a groom for her son in India's first gay marriage ad
A 57-year-old mother has placed India's first gay matrimonial advertisement, seeking a groom for her son in a country where homosexuality is illegal.
JAPAN / Society
May 8, 2015
Gays call on Japan bar federation to lobby for same-sex marriage
A group of gay people will ask the Japan Federation of Bar Associations to recommend that the government and Diet legislate for same-sex marriages, arguing denial of such unions would violate the Constitution's guarantee of equality,their lawyer says.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Media / BIG IN JAPAN
Mar 21, 2015
Sexual identity isn't as simple as it once was
All societies are repressive — some brutally, others benignly, more or less. No society allows us to fully express our true selves. Some societies squash our true selves. Even those that don't will at least keep them in check to some degree. Society could hardly function otherwise.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Society
Mar 12, 2015
Conservatives lash out at Shibuya Ward initiative to recognize same-sex relationships
Conservatives are protesting a proposed initiative by Tokyo's Shibuya Ward to acknowledge same-sex partnerships as equivalent to marriage, claiming it would upset traditional family values and hurt the nation's birthrate.
Japan Times
WORLD / Society
Mar 3, 2015
U.S. judge rules Nebraska same-sex marriage ban unconstitutional
A federal judge on Monday ruled Nebraska's ban on gay marriage unconstitutional in a decision that could allow same-sex couples to marry in the state within a week.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Media / MEDIA MIX
Feb 28, 2015
Shibuya's same-sex move kicks off debate
On Feb. 13, Asahi Shimbun's daily Vox Populi, Vox Dei column mentioned Morizo and Kiccoro, the official mascots of the 2005 World Expo held in Aichi Prefecture. These two "woodland fairies" supposedly hailed from Seto, which issued them the same resident cards (jūminhyō) held by everyone who lives...
Japan Times
JAPAN / Society
Feb 27, 2015
Most Tokyo wards less keen on recognizing same-sex unions
Most of Tokyo's wards are hesitant to propose or consider certificates that would declare same-sex unions as equivalent to marriage, The Japan Times finds.
JAPAN / Society
Feb 27, 2015
Bunkyo plans measures to aid sexual minorities
Tokyo's Bunkyo Ward will consider measures relating to sexual minorities by March 2016, a ward official said, following a recent proposal by Shibuya Ward to issue certificates recognizing same-sex unions.
JAPAN
Feb 16, 2015
Second Tokyo ward speaks of action on same-sex unions
The mayor of Setagaya has suggested his ward may seek to recognize same-sex unions, days after neighboring Shibuya district announced it would vote on the issue.
Japan Times
WORLD / Society
Oct 7, 2014
Gay couples cheer U.S. Supreme Court move, make wedding, family plans
Marina Gomberg was in bed on Monday morning when she heard the news that the U.S. Supreme Court had effectively made gay marriage legal again in Utah and she immediately started dreaming that she and her wife could become mothers.
WORLD / Society
Aug 14, 2014
U.S. appeals court declines to block Virginia gay marriage ruling
A U.S. appeals court on Wednesday declined to delay its ruling striking down Virginia's ban on same-sex marriage, meaning gay people in the state will be able to get married unless the U.S. Supreme Court intervenes.
JAPAN
Mar 18, 2014
52.4% of Japanese say they oppose same-sex marriage
Three in four Japanese adults think society is unkind to sexual minorities, while just more than half oppose same-sex marriage, a recent nationwide poll found.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Nov 6, 2013
Long green card wait has happy ending for Japan woman and wife
After more than 10 years of struggling to stay in the United States legally with her wife, Takako Ueda can breathe free: Her green card is here.
EDITORIALS
Jul 7, 2013
Step toward equality under the law
The U.S. Supreme Court walked a fine line in ruling that same-sex couples are entitled to federal benefits. It washed its hands of the most polarizing point.

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