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

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

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