Gay couples sue Japan over right to get married
February 14, 2019 4:04 pm
Thirteen same-sex couples across Japan are taking legal action against the government, demanding the right to get married.
They are suing for symbolic damages arguing that being barred from marriage violates their constitutional rights.
Should the courts agree, it would mean same-sex unions will have to be permitted in the future.
Japan is the only G7 country that does not allow gay marriage but surveys suggest strong support for the case.