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Tokyo starts recognizing same-sex relationships

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By Tomohiro OSAKI

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nice photo.who is father of that baby btw?as title saying her son...?

-21 ( +18 / -39 )

Full marriage equality for LGBT people is inevitable and coming in the next few years.

Get used to it.

3 ( +29 / -26 )

A step in the right direction but still baby steps. As conservative elders continue to die off, society in general will be more understanding and less judgemental.

-4 ( +19 / -23 )

nice photo.who is father of that baby btw?

Doesn't matter. Father's don't have rights in Japan anyways.

-2 ( +22 / -24 )

A step in the right direction but still baby steps. As conservative elders continue to die off, society in general will be more understanding and less judgemental.

Yes.

Opposition or inaction will eventually be seen as a potential vote loser.

Just a matter of time.

2 ( +21 / -19 )

Tokyo starts recognizing same-sex relationships

Nothing wrong with recognizing relationships. Business relationships are also legally recognized (and sometimes a certificate is issued).

"I feel that Japanese people's level of understanding towards same-sex marriage is now high enough," Miki said. 

There is no same-sex marriage in Japan, so there is no understanding of such.

And a same-sex marriage is impossible by the definition of marriage.

-29 ( +8 / -37 )

Half measures such as this might actually delay that day

-11 ( +1 / -12 )

It's about time.

2 ( +17 / -15 )

nice photo.who is father of that baby btw?as title saying her son...?

It’s someone named “None of your damn business.”

15 ( +34 / -19 )

Welcome to the 21st century, Japan.

in 2022……

-10 ( +9 / -19 )

And a same-sex marriage is impossible by the definition of marriage.

Your definition, but not mine

So many things in this world have been opposed by people reluctant to change---votes for women, ending slavery, even flying was considered unnatural by some

12 ( +25 / -13 )

“nice photo.who is father of that baby btw?as title saying her son...?”

Parthenogenesis, perhaps.

-8 ( +2 / -10 )

Lovely news.

5 ( +11 / -6 )

And a same-sex marriage is impossible by the definition of marriage.

> Cambridge dictionary definition : a legally accepted relationship between two people in which they live together, or the official ceremony that results in this:

13 ( +17 / -4 )

Some good news for once. A step in the right direction. Hopefully in the coming years, marriage equality will happen in Japan.

7 ( +14 / -7 )

Indeed a loving couple.

Where is the Father?

I would be lost without my Dad.

Sorry call me all the names in the world, but a family is a Mum and Dad.

I am fully aware that may families have single parents for a wealth of reasons.

Nature intended a Mum and a Dad.

The toddler never gets to chose.

Does it

-17 ( +13 / -30 )

Question for those who have same sex marriages in their countries. How are close blood relatives handled?

Just want to confirm if same sex close relatives are allowed to marry, as they should be, but opposite sex close relatives aren't , as is the norm

-16 ( +3 / -19 )

Civil marriage between same sex couples is a human right.

I would be a fraud, if I did not say, I find children, in my own personal experience miss out on the wonders of a Dad. For all his faults my Dad is half of who I am.

-15 ( +4 / -19 )

The important point with children is they are loved and nurtured. Too many don't have that.

15 ( +23 / -8 )

Well done Tokyo! It’s only 40 years behind the rest of the modern world.

-2 ( +15 / -17 )

A step forward. Same sex marriage will be recognised in Japan someday.

10 ( +18 / -8 )

Eastman - who is father of that baby btw?

Why? Does he owe you money or something?

14 ( +21 / -7 )

"LOVE IS ALL YOU NEED" - Why do so many still not get it? Life is too short to waste it getting twisted out of shape and meddling in affairs of the heart that are not our business.

7 ( +13 / -6 )

"Full marriage equality for LGBT people is inevitable and coming in the next few years.

Get used to it."

Long overdue

4 ( +12 / -8 )

Good for them. If the kids are brought up in a loving family, I couldn't care less about the gender(s) of the parents.

One issue though - will there be any consequences if a business or real-estate agency, for instance, refuses to legally recognise these certificates, and continues to discriminate?

6 ( +14 / -8 )

With the start of anything, a momentum is created towards negativity or, positivity and, in this case the momentum created by Tokio, is a positive

huge step foprward.

-2 ( +6 / -8 )

It's about time!! OMG wait till the UC finds out, LOL

-7 ( +2 / -9 )

As long as they are happy good luck to them!

Don’t force your beliefs on the kiddies though let them make up their own minds!

-4 ( +5 / -9 )

I wonder if the couple will teach the boy to be a man. Things like changing a tire, how to shave, how to fix a leaking faucet, how to shake hands, how to ask a woman on a date, how to tie a tie, how to make a toast, how to hammer a nail, how to fix things around the house, how to use a barbecue, how to parallel park, how to fish, how to play baseball, etc.?

-7 ( +8 / -15 )

Itsonlyrocknroll

many children have no father, or mother. Sometimes they lose both or given up for adoption.

10 ( +12 / -2 )

 wonder if the couple will teach the boy to be a man. Things like changing a tire, how to shave, how to fix a leaking faucet, how to shake hands, how to ask a woman on a date, how to tie a tie, how to make a toast, how to hammer a nail, how to fix things around the house, how to use a barbecue, how to parallel park, how to fish, how to play baseball, etc.?

I'm guessing you are being sarcastic because where I'm from women are better than men at all of those things.

7 ( +14 / -7 )

“My biggest fear has been that we would be treated as strangers in an emergency,"

So can long-term, opposite-sex couples who are not married get a certificate?

-2 ( +3 / -5 )

FarmboyNov. 1 09:13 pm JST

“My biggest fear has been that we would be treated as strangers in an emergency,"

So can long-term, opposite-sex couples who are not married get a certificate?

No, and you can't have a straight pride day, either.

-2 ( +3 / -5 )

Peter NeilNov. 1 08:17 pm JST

I wonder if the couple will teach the boy to be a man. Things like changing a tire, how to shave, how to fix a leaking faucet, how to shake hands, how to ask a woman on a date, how to tie a tie, how to make a toast, how to hammer a nail, how to fix things around the house, how to use a barbecue, how to parallel park, how to fish, how to play baseball, etc.?

Exactly NONE of those things has anything to do with being a man.

-2 ( +3 / -5 )

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