Japanese lesbian couple granted refugee status in Canada

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05/21/2024

A Japanese lesbian couple has been granted refugee status in Canada after enduring discrimination in Japan. Eri, aged in her 30s, and Hana, in her 50s, got married in Canada in 2019 but faced discrimination upon their return to Japan. Canada said it recognized the lack of legal marriage protections for same-sex couples and the risk of persecution in Japan.

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