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25 Jul 2019

The fight for marriage equality in Japan just got a major boost

Japan’s law regulators label the failure to recognise same-sex unions a 'serious human rights violation’.

 

The law regulatory authority in Japan on Wednesday (24 July) said the government’s failure to recognise same-sex marriage was a ‘serious human rights violation’. The influential Japan Federation of Bar Associations (JFBA) found current marriage law violates equality and contravenes Articles 13 and 14 of Japan’s Constitution. ‘Therefore, the state should allow same-sex marriage and promptly revise the relevant laws and regulations’ a summary of the findings said. The JFBA sent their conclusions to the Minister of Justice, the Prime Minister, the House of Representatives House Speaker and the House of Councillors.
It comes as 13 couples are suing the government to force it to recognise their relationships via the country’s courts.
Earlier this week, Japan elected first-ever openly gay male lawmaker Taiga Ishikawa to the Upper House of Japan’s bicameral legislature and he made the promise to legalise marriage for same-sex couples within his six-year-term.
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The law regulatory authority in Japan on Wednesday (24 July) said the government’s failure to recognise same-sex marriage was a ‘serious human rights violation’. The influential Japan Federation of Bar Associations (JFBA) found current marriage law violates equality and contravenes Articles 13 and 14 of Japan’s Constitution. ‘Therefore, the state should allow same-sex marriage and promptly revise the relevant laws and regulations’ a summary of the findings said. The JFBA sent their conclusions to the Minister of Justice, the Prime Minister, the House of Representatives House Speaker and the House of Councillors.


It comes as 13 couples are suing the government to force it to recognise their relationships via the country’s courts.
Earlier this week, Japan elected first-ever openly gay male lawmaker Taiga Ishikawa to the Upper House of Japan’s bicameral legislature and he made the promise to legalise marriage for same-sex couples within his six-year-term.


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读者回应

1. 2019-07-30 01:38  
Wow! It is getting brighter and brighter for the LGBTQ community in Japan. Wonderful news!
2. 2019-08-07 15:10  
How often have you been to Japan. HappyWilly? I guess not very often. For it you had, you would not make such seemingly absurd statements. Do you really know how gay mean and women are treated in Japan?According to Reuter's one activist claimed this; "“This bill won’t amount to anything and may actually make things worse for us. We are a culture where people are turned off by conflict and place a high value on harmony.”
Nothing much will happen in Japan until the older generations (who have a habit of living longer than in most other nations) die off and the younger generations start taking over the reins of power. Look 40 years down the line and you will see progress.

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