Japanese Lawmaker Says LGBT Rights Go Against Preservation of Species Amid Record-Low Birth Rates

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5/22/21

Japanese lawmaker Kazuo Yana of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) has said that LGBT rights go against the preservation of species amid record-low birth rates in the East Asian country. During a party meeting on Thursday local time, Yana, 42, a third-term member of the Japanese House of Representatives, reportedly told members that LGBT people run counter to the basis of biology, according to Japan Times. Participants of the meeting quoted Yana as saying that his remarks aren’t meant to discriminate against LGBT people but same sex relationships “resist the preservation of the species.” Asked for comment, Yana told Kyodo News, “I will refrain from commenting about the [LGBT] remark as it was a closed meeting.”

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