Japanese court bans same-sex marriages that are not unconstitutional for violating LGBTQ rights

TOKYO: An Osaka the court ruled on Monday JapanThe ban on same-sex marriage was not “unconstitutional”, striking LGBTQ human rights defenders in the sole A group of seven a nation that does not allow people of the same sex to marry.
Three same-sex couples had filed the case in Osaka District Court, with only the second hearing in Japan. In addition to dismissing their claim that the ban was unconstitutional in Japan, the court rejected their claim for 1 million yen ($ 7,414) in damages.
The ruling shattered activists’ hopes of increasing pressure on the Japanese government to resolve the issue after a court in Sapporo in March 2021 ruled in favor of saying that preventing same-sex marriage is unconstitutional.
The Japanese Constitution defines marriage as based on “mutual consent of both sexes”, but increases public support in opinion polls on same-sex marriage and the introduction of partnership rights for same-sex couples in the capital of Tokyo last week boosted the hopes of activists and lawyers in the Osaka case.

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