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Japanese LGBTQ rights activists on Wednesday hailed Tokyo's move to introduce a same-sex partnership system as a huge step in their fight for equality in the only G7 country that does not fully recognise same-sex marriage.

Under plans announced by Tokyo governor Yuriko Koike on Tuesday, partnerships would be allowed early next year and made legal in the fiscal year beginning April 2022, vastly expanding the number of people in Japan who can benefit.

The partnership system allows same-sex partners to register their relationship and gain some of the privileges enjoyed by married couples, such as being allowed to rent places to live together and gain hospital visitation rights.

Though it falls short of a legal marriage, Tokyo's move to adopt the partnership system is seen as an important step towards legalising same-sex unions in a nation where the Constitution still defines marriage as based on "the mutual consent of both sexes."

"This is amazing news," said Masa Yanagisawa, head of Prime Services Japan at Goldman Sachs and a board member of activist group "Marriage for All Japan".

"Some conservatives have voiced concerns that even though these partnerships are just symbolic pieces of paper, they could undermine Japanese traditions or the traditional Japanese family system. Hopefully this will be a chance to prove otherwise."

Tokyo's Shibuya ward in 2015 was the first place in Japan to introduce the partnership system. The system already covers 41% of Japan's population and the extension to Tokyo means over half of the nation could potentially benefit, according to campaign group Nijiiro Diversity. 

A recent poll of Tokyo residents conducted by the metropolitan government found 70% of respondents were in favour of same-sex partnerships.

 

https://www.reuters.com/world/asia-pacific/lgbtq-groups-cheer-tokyos-same-sex-partnership-move-huge-step-forward-2021-12-08/

 

A small step that hopefully starts a bigger one all thru Japan :woohoo:

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Honestly i'm shooked that Japan as a whole country does not have (at least) registered same-sex partnership already.

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2 minutes ago, QueenChromatix said:

Honestly i'm shooked that Japan as a whole country does not have (at least) registered same-sex partnership already.

Japan is still extremely conservative. 

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3 hours ago, QueenChromatix said:

Honestly i'm shooked that Japan as a whole country does not have (at least) registered same-sex partnership already.

Im not. Among developed Nations they are aamong the most conservative culturally

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5 hours ago, QueenChromatix said:

Honestly i'm shooked that Japan as a whole country does not have (at least) registered same-sex partnership already.

Same

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