Japanese court rules ban on same-sex marriage not unconstitutional

A Japanese court on Monday ruled the country’s ban on same-sex marriage was not unconstitutional, dealing a setback to LGBTQ rights activists in the only Group of Seven nation that does not allow people of the same gender to marry. Three same-sex couples – two male, one female – had filed the case in the… Read More Japanese court rules ban on same-sex marriage not unconstitutional

Japanese court rules not allowing same-sex marriage as unconstitutional

A Japanese court ruled on Wednesday that not allowing same-sex couples to marry is “unconstitutional,” setting a precedent in the only G7 nation not to fully recognise same-sex partnership. The ruling by a district court, the first in Japan on the legality of same-sex marriages, is a major symbolic victory in a country where the… Read More Japanese court rules not allowing same-sex marriage as unconstitutional