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Japan’s Ruling Party LGBT Bill Falls Short

By Human Rights Watch
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Click to expand Image Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga speaks at a news conference in Tokyo, Japan, May 7, 2021. © 2021 AP Photo/Hiro Komae Over the past six years, activists in Japan have pressed the Diet, the national parliament, to introduce a non-discrimination law that protects the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people. Japan currently does not have any national legislation protecting LGBT people from discrimination, and a recent study puts Japan next to last in a ranking of laws on LGBT Inclusiveness for developed countries. One proposed law – the…


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