HOME > NATION > Article

Text Size

small

medium

large


(Update) Osaka Court Rejects Same-Sex Marriage Claim

(Update) Osaka Court Rejects Same-Sex Marriage Claim

   Osaka, June 20 (Jiji Press)--A court in western Japan rejected a damages claim by three same-sex couples against the state on Monday, finding that same-sex marriage not being allowed in the country is not unconstitutional.
   The ruling by Osaka District Court came after Sapporo District Court ruled in March last year that the current situation violates Article 14 of the Constitution, which ensures legal equality, while rejecting such a damages claim.
   Similar lawsuits are also underway at district courts in Tokyo and the cities of Nagoya and Fukuoka.
   In the Osaka lawsuit, the couples, who live in Aichi, Kyoto and Kagawa prefectures, demanded 1 million yen per person in damages, claiming that the Constitution's Article 24, which guarantees freedom of marriage, should apply to same-sex couples, as well.
   The plaintiffs also argued that the situation in which same-sex couples cannot marry or receive benefits such as spousal tax deductions, as well as inheritance and other rights, violates Article 14.

To read a full story, please click here to find out how to subscribe.

NATION

Aomori Tourism Information

HEADLINES

POLITICS
Trump Eases Security to Let Armed Supporters Strom Capitol Hill: Testimony
ECONOMY
Daio Paper Chairman Sako Drops Bid for Reappointment, Set to Retire
SPORTS
Tennis: Misaki Doi, Taro Daniel Eliminated in Wimbledon First Round
OTHER
At Least 51 Inmates Dead in Prison Riot in Tulua, Western Colombia

AFP-JIJI PRESS NEWS JOURNAL


Photos