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Japanese lesbian couple overjoyed as landmark ruling paves way for same-sex marriage

SCMP, 23 Mar 2021
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Same-sex couple Jenny and Narumi wept happy tears when a Japanese court ruled on March 17, 2021, that barring gay marriages was unconstitutional. The landmark ruling, handed down by a Sapporo court, did not change the law and Japan’s parliament will need to pass legislation before same-sex marriages can actually take place. But the country’s LGBT communities called the decision a major victory in their fight for marriage equality.

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