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In Kansas, Olathe City Council was to consider a non-discrimination ordinance for LGBTQ people.
This was an opportunity to promote equality and diversity while providing protections against discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. In this way, all Olathe residents would feel that they were living on an equal footing. That was the plan.
A Democrat was not re-elected in the Illinois primary. And that’s good news!
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.
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.
Pressure is mounting in Japan for a non-discrimination act for LGBTQ people.
In Japan, the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) has refused to approve a proposed non-discrimination bill based on sexual orientation and gender identity. Japan is lagging behind other countries in terms of LGBTQ equality. This refusal by LDP could have major negative repercussions and lead to an increase in discrimination against LGBTQ citizens.