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TOKYO: LGBT+ families in Adachi Ward are being legalised and finally accepted.
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TOKYO: LGBT+ families in Adachi Ward are being legalised and finally accepted.

Such an unexpected initiative in a country that does not legally recognise LGBT+ people and their rights. A municipality in Tokyo on Thursday began certifying LGTB+ couples and their children as families, a move that came in the wake of controversial remarks made by a local assemblyman -  Masateru Shiraishi - disparaging the impact sexual minorities have on the community: in September he said that “the municipality would cease to exist if the rights of sexual minorities are protected by law, drawing public outcry.” Such a harsh and racist declaration that the 79-year-old politician - which is also member of the Liberal Democratic Party of Japan - retracted his words apologising with the LGBT+ community. As reported by Kyodo News: “Sexual minorities and their allies hailed the developmen...
Costa Rica legalises same sex marriages.
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Costa Rica legalises same sex marriages.

A long battle for same sex couples’ rights that is finally leading to a historical moment in the life of this country. In August, 2018, the Supreme Court of Costa Rica ruled that it was unconstitutional not to allow same-sex couples to get married, setting a time of 18 months for the legislature to make real changes and approve a law that would allow these couple to finally get married. As Q Cosa Rica said int this article,  the country’s Civil Registry will begin processing registrations on 26th May.  Luis Guillermo Chinchilla, senior civil officer of the Tribunal Supremo de Elecciones (TSE), to which the Civil Registry is attached, assured that the necessary changes have been made: “The Civil Registry has made significant efforts in adjusting all the computer systems in civil regi...
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