Japan's PM Kishida fires aide over gay couple outburst

Japan’s PM Kishida fires aide over gay couple outburst

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Among those who quit was Mio Sugita, a vice minister for internal affairs and communications, who resigned in December over controversial comments about LGBT people and Japan’s indigenous Ainu community.

In a poll published by NHK in July 2021, two months before Kishida became prime minister, 57% of 1,508 respondents said they supported legal recognition of same-sex unions.

Because they are not allowed to marry, same-sex couples cannot inherit each other’s property and are denied parental rights to each other’s children.

In November, a Tokyo court upheld a ban on same-sex marriage, but said the lack of legal protection for same-sex families violated their human rights.

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