A Japanese court ruled that the country’s failure to recognise same-sex marriage is constitutional. Photo: Reuters
A Japanese court ruled that the country’s failure to recognise same-sex marriage is constitutional. Photo: Reuters
Japan

Japan court upholds gay marriage ban, saying it is constitutional

  • The District Court in Osaka rejected arguments made by three same-sex couples as part of a series of suits filed by activists seeking wedded equality
  • ‘It means the judge is saying the court does not have to actively get involved in human rights issues,’ plaintiffs’ lawyer said

A Japanese court ruled that the country’s failure to recognise same-sex marriage is constitutional. Photo: Reuters
A Japanese court ruled that the country’s failure to recognise same-sex marriage is constitutional. Photo: Reuters
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