Japan court upholds ban on same-sex marriage.

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06/20/2022

A court in Osaka has dismissed a lawsuit that argued Japan’s ban on same-sex marriage was unconstitutional. The ruling on Monday dealt 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 and one female – had filed the case in the Osaka district court, only the second to be heard on the issue in Japan.

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