The Tokyo Metropolitan Government is set to propose the first ordinance bill including a stipulation to prohibit discrimination against LGBT and other sexual minorities to the metropolitan assembly on Sept. 19. People concerned with the drafting of the bill added provisions not only pushing for the promotion of understanding of the LGBT community, but stipulations that would also prohibit discrimination against such sexual minorities. "This will be a major step," a person familiar with the matter said. "We expect the discussion in the assembly will make the bill more effective." The bill is prospectively named "the ordinance aiming to realize the idea of respect for human rights in the Olympic Charter." The Olympic Charter, established by the International Olympic Committee (IOC), stipulates the "Fundamental Principles of Olympism."
September 17 / The Mainichi