Taiwanese partner, Japanese lawmaker ask Japan to legalize same-sex marriage
Japanese assembly member and his Taiwanese partner made a significant statement for LGBTQ+ rights by registering their same-sex marriage in Taiwan on August 11
Their union highlights the push for same-sex marriage legalization in Japan
A country that remains one of the few among the Group of Seven (G7) nations where such unions are not legally recognized.
Taiwan became the first Asian country to legalize same-sex marriage in 2019.
Japan’s ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) remains a hurdle in the fight for marriage equality.