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Japan: Court upholds traditional definition of marriage

Japan: Court upholds traditional definition of marriage
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ET staff writer
ET staff writer
23 July, 2022 1 min read

A Japanese court has ruled that a ban on same-sex marriage is not unconstitutional.

Three same-sex couples had started a legal action in a district court in Osaka, demanding one million yen (£6,113) in damages for each couple.

But the court rejected the claim, saying that marriage was defined as being only between opposite genders.

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