Same-sex plaintiffs and supporters walk to the district court in Tokyo, Japan. Photo: AP
Same-sex plaintiffs and supporters walk to the district court in Tokyo, Japan. Photo: AP
Japan

Japan’s lack of law for same-sex union is unconstitutional, rules court

  • The plaintiffs and their lawyers welcomed the ruling as ‘ground breaking’ and urged the government to promptly take steps to enact a law to mitigate the problem
  • The decision is a partial victory for LGBTQ couples as the court dismissed plaintiffs’ demands for compensation of US$7,215 each

Same-sex plaintiffs and supporters walk to the district court in Tokyo, Japan. Photo: AP
Same-sex plaintiffs and supporters walk to the district court in Tokyo, Japan. Photo: AP
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