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Major Corporations Join Effort To Get Equality Act In Japan Before Olympics

Major global corporations back Equality Act for LGBTQ people in Japan.

Pressure is mounting in Japan for a non-discrimination act for LGBTQ people.

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Japan: Court Said Lack Of Equal Marriage Is Unconstitutional

Sapporo court favored marriage equality in historic ruling.

Last year, I told you about the situation in Japan, which is slowly evolving in favor of LGBTQ rights. Well, a historic victory has taken place there.

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Awaiting Yucatan Court Decision On Marriage Equality

Yucatan court to rule on marriage equality.

Marriage equality is still not legal throughout Mexico, with only a few states and the country’s capital territory having approved marriage for same-sex couples in recent years.

For the rest, LGBTQ couples must apply to a judge for approval to marry, a process that is not always accepted and still prevents them from accessing a range of rights and social benefits.

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South Korea To Recognize Non-Traditional Families, Except LGBTQ

South Korea won't recognize LGBTQ families.

The demographic situation is deteriorating in South Korea, where for the first time there are more deaths than births. By 2025, the country could have over 20% of its population aged 65 or older. Young South Koreans are, in fact, not too interested in parenthood.

To reverse the trend, the government is extending benefits to married couples and plans to expand the legal definition of family, but same-sex couples are not part of the plan.

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116 Groups Urge Japanese Prime Minister To Pass LGBTQ Equality Act

116 groups urge Japan Prime minister to pass LGBTQ Equality Act.

In 2011 and 2014, which will forever remain historic moments, Japan has signed UN Human Rights Council resolutions calling for an end to violence against LGBTQ people and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.

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Malaysia Could Toughen Their Already-Inhumane-Anti-LGBTQ Laws

Malaysia could toughen anti-LGBTQ laws again.

Malaysia criminalizes same-sex relationships with section 377 of the federal penal code, and things are not about to get any better for LGBTQ people.

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High Court Pushes Bolivia To Take A First Step Towards Equal Marriage

High Court ruled in favor of marriage equality in Bolivia.

An important decision has been made in Bolivia that could impact the entire LGBTQ community in the country.

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The Legalization Of Equal Marriage Could Be Quite Simply Braked In Sinaloa

Marriage equality could be delayed in Sinaloa.

The final vote on marriage equality in Sinaloa may be delayed because of electoral times scheduled for 2021.

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India Improves Living Conditions For Transgender People

India government launched an online portal to help trans people to change gender on documents.

India is taking an important step for the transgender community by lightening the gender change procedure on official documents.

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Australia: Victoria Introduces Bill To Ban “Conversion Therapies”

Victoria, Australia to ban conversion therapy.

It is in February 2019 that everything switches in the state of Victoria in southeastern Australia.

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Japan: LGBTQ Groups Launch Petition To Get An Equality Act

A petition has been launched to get an Equality Act for LGBTQ people in Japan.

Normally, the Summer Olympics will be held next year in Tokyo.

LGBTQ activists are trying to bring pressure on the Japanese government to enact an LGBT equality law through this event, which will be the center of international attention.

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Japan Airlines Now Uses Gender-Inclusive Language

Gender-neutral greetings to be used by Japan Airlines (JAL).

Japan Airlines (JAL) now uses gender-neutral greetings.

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Japan: Kyoto Now Recognizes Same-Sex Couples

The city of Kyoto recognizes same-sex partnerships.

Marriage equality is not legal in Japan, but more and more cities are establishing same-sex partnerships.

The last Japanese municipality to take the plunge by enabling recognition of LGBTQ couples is Kyoto, in the west of the country.

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Baja California Refuses To Guarantee Marriage Equality

Lawmakers in Baja California do not want to garantee marriage equality.

In the Mexican state of Baja California, it is difficult to get married when you are in a same-sex relationship.

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Thailand May Recognize Same-Sex Unions Soon

Thailand to allow civil unions soon.

A bill to allow civil unions for same-sex couples has been introduced in Thailand, but the bill is far from perfect.

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