‘Same-sex marriages are not allowed’; Japanese court upholds ban
Tokyo: Court upholds ban on same-sex marriage in Japan. A court in Osaka, Japan, has ruled that a ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional.
The court ruled on Monday that the LGBTQ Plus community’s rights were being challenged and activists at the forefront of the rights struggle were being left in the lurch.
The Osaka District Court ruled in favor of the petition filed by three gay couples. The couple also demanded $ 1 million ($ 7,414) in damages, citing the fact that same-sex marriage is unconstitutional in the country.
However, the court rejected this demand.
“It’s horrible, horrible,” one of the petitioners responded outside the court. One lawyer’s response was ‘unbelievable’.
Earlier, a court in Sapporo, Japan, ruled in March 2021 that the ban on same-sex marriage was unconstitutional. The Osaka court overturned the ruling.
The ruling comes as LGBTQ activists’ hopes of pressuring the government to legalize and legalize same-sex marriage are dashed.
The Japanese Constitution defines marriage as “the mutual consent of people of both sexes.”
Japan is the only G7 country to legalize same-sex marriage. At the same time, various opinion polls indicate that popular support for same-sex marriage is on the rise in the country.
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