Revellers at the 2017 Tokyo Rainbow Pride parade in Tokyo’s Shibuya district. Photo: AP
Revellers at the 2017 Tokyo Rainbow Pride parade in Tokyo’s Shibuya district. Photo: AP
Japan

Japanese LGBT couples will file Valentine’s Day lawsuits demanding gay marriage be made legal

  • The couples will file suits on February 14 in at least four cities, including Tokyo, claiming the government is violating their constitutional rights
  • Japan’s laws on LGBT rights are relatively liberal compared with many Asian countries but being openly gay remains largely taboo

Revellers at the 2017 Tokyo Rainbow Pride parade in Tokyo’s Shibuya district. Photo: AP
Revellers at the 2017 Tokyo Rainbow Pride parade in Tokyo’s Shibuya district. Photo: AP
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