TOKYO — (03-21-21) — A Japanese court ruled last Wednesday that not allowing same-sex couples to get married is “unconstitutional,” setting a landmark precedent in the only G7 nation that still does not recognize same-sex marriages  in their constitution.

The ruling is the first in Japan on the legality of same-sex marriages and is considered by many to be a major symbolic victory in a country where the constitution still defines marriage as being based on “the mutual consent of both sexes”.

Immediately following the landmark verdict, plaintiffs and supporters gathered in front of the courthouse with rainbow flags and banners in celebration.

Article by: Paul Goldberg, Staff Writer

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