Seth Udinski, FISM News
Last week, the Sapporo district court in Japan declared that preventing homosexual unions is “unconstitutional.” This could be a definitive step towards legalizing same-sex marriage in one of the last modernized nations in the world that still exclusively reserves legal marriage for heterosexual couples. The court declared in a statement:
Sexual orientation cannot be changed or selected by a person’s will. It is discriminatory treatment … that they cannot receive even some of the legal benefits that heterosexuals do.
While LGBTQ supporters in Japan and around the world are rejoicing at this declaration, homosexual marriage is still illegal in Japan and the majority of East Asia. Judging by the trajectory of many developed nations, including the United States, it is likely Japan will succumb to the cultural cries and legalize same-sex marriage.
Predictably, the LGBTQ community has presented this development as an issue of social justice. An anonymous supporter of the ruling said after the fact,
Only because the gender of the person we love is different, we can’t get married. We live the same lives as heterosexuals, have the same troubles and the same joys.
Currently, Taiwan is the only developed nation in East Asia to legalize same-sex marriage, having done so in 2019. If the LGBTQ revolutionaries have their way, Japan could likely follow suit sooner rather than later.