Constitutional Democratic Party to Investigate the Legality of Same-Sex Marriage in Japan

NHK News Web 2018/07/30

In an effort to establish support for LGBT individuals, the Constitutional Democratic Party has begun a concrete investigation into whether marriage between same-sex partners is possible under the Constitution of Japan.
While marriage between same-sex partners is not legally recognized, individual municipalities such as Tokyo’s Shibuya Ward have introduced systems that declare same-sex marriages as equal to that of opposite-sex couples.

In their party platform, titled “How We Interpret the Constitution”, the Constitutional Democratic Party stated that “There are many areas where LGBT discrimination must be eliminated and there is a need to establish and guarantee these individual’s rights.”

Furthermore, on same-sex marriage, the party stated, “We must confirm whether or not there is a constitutional impediment before it is possible to prepare legislation.”

After doing so, the Constitutional Democratic Party plans to begin working on legislation to allow marriage between same-sex partners.  Yamahana Ikuo, Chairman of the Constitution Research Council said, “We would like to consider ways in which we can create political measures to support such individuals.”

Source – 立民 同性婚を可能にする法整備を検討へ

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One Response

  1. Hi,
    Congratulations, it’s very good news.
    Happy to Japanese LGBT people. I become so delightful.

    Thanks again

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