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Cities in Japan recognize 900 LGBT couples since 2015: survey

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A step in the right direction, kudos!

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Any couple who wishes to get recognized as cohabiting should have to right to do so.

That includes 2 brothers sharing an apartment, 2 college buddies or just roommates who wish to receive recognition.

Why are some pairings excluded?

Equal rights for all!

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I’m living with a black cat-he’d be happy with more food, no need for a cert...

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Great. Now just for a bit more legal recognition from the central government and all the agencies.

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Burning BushToday 07:43 am JST

Equal rights for all!

Then you agree that same sex couples should be allowed to get married? Wonderful!

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Japan is still so far behind most of the Developed World on this issue! There are even some Third World countries that have moved ahead on it, but Japan still lags behind for some inexplicable reason.

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Good news.

Japan is way behind on many minority issues, so there is a long queue for LGBT to get into. Women, divorced fathers, zainichi, burakumin, Ainu, etc. etc.

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Burning Bush:

That includes 2 brothers sharing an apartment

I don't know what goes on in your family, but you'd be hard-pressed to find two brothers who want to kiss each other on the mouth or go further.

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A fully flourishing lifestyle is one that fits the orientation we all share as human beings. Nature and reason inform us that we are all oriented toward a reproductive coupling in a monogamous lifetime relationship. Any lifestyle that rejects this only hinders its members, and any government that promotes it is not helping anyone, let alone the Japanese gender confused couple or throuple or...

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I don't know what goes on in your family, but you'd be hard-pressed to find two brothers who want to kiss each other on the mouth or go further.

Were in the legislation does it say that kissing on the mouth is required for recognition.

Are you implying that sexless marriages have their recognition revoked because they're not intimate?

Then you agree that same sex couples should be allowed to get married? Wonderful!

I'm advocating that any assortment of paired humans be eligible for the same benefits that LGBT couples are asking for.

Even if a father and son live together, they should get the same benefits.

Why deny them?

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