Japan: 10 same-sex couples to sue government over marriage equality

Ten same-sex couples will jointly file a lawsuit against the government in February for not recognizing marriage equality, their lawyers said Friday.

The couples argue that the government’s position on same-sex marriage flouts equality under the law and freedom of marriage as protected in the Constitution.

The couples, who are seeking compensation, will file the suit in district courts throughout the country, including Tokyo and Nagoya. Read more via Japan Times