Tokyo To Recognize Same Sex Marriage Next Year

Tokyo To Recognize Same Sex Marriage Next Year
Tokyo To Recognize Same Sex Marriage Next Year

Japan’s capital plan to create a system that will recognize same-sex marriage in the next fiscal year, Reuters reported.

Tokyo governor Yuriko Koike said Tuesday the city’s government plan to introduce a “same-sex partnership,” after its local assembly unanimously called for an initial move.

A local court in Sapporo ruled earlier this year that it is “unconstitutional” for same-sex couples not to be allowed to marry.

The court’s ruling became the first on the legality of same-sex marriage, according to Reuters.

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This comes as critics argue LGBTQ couples still face disadvantages in areas including taxation and partnership agreements, Reuters reported.

Local wards and municipalities in the city have started to introduce a similar plan to will recognize same-sex couples, Reuters noted.

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