Japan court upholds ban on same-sex marriage but offers hope

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12/01/2022

A court in Japan’s capital has upheld a ban on same-sex marriage but said a lack of legal protection for same-sex families violated their human rights. Japan is the only G7 nation that does not allow same-sex marriage and its constitution defines marriage as based on the mutual consent of both sexes. In Wednesday’s ruling, the Tokyo district court said the ban was constitutional but added that “the current lack of legal framework that allows same-sex partners to become family is a serious threat and obstacle” to individual dignity. This creates an “unconstitutional situation”, the court said. Nobuhito Sawasaki, one of the lawyers involved in the case, called the decision “a fairly positive ruling”.

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