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Tokyo, Japan has become the latest city to recognise same-sex partnership rights in terms of housing, child-rearing, and healthcare. But, same-sex marriage is still prohibited nationwide, leaving out other legal protections that are currently only afforded to heterosexual married couples. The Tokyo Partnership Oath System was enacted on Tuesday, with many LGBTQ community members praising the legislation as a step towards achieving equal rights for sexual minorities in the country. One transgender activist and vice representative of Partnership Act for Tokyo, Fumino Sugiyama, says he is happy to be recognised. “As a 41-year-old sexual minority and Tokyo resident, it’s a […]

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