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Japan's Kono says same-sex marriage should be discussed in parliament

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Japan's Kono says same-sex marriage should be discussed in parliament
Japan's Kono says same-sex marriage should be discussed in parliament   -   Copyright  Thomson Reuters 2021   -  

<div> <p><span class="caps">TOKYO</span> – The frontrunner to become Japan’s next prime minister on Sunday said he supported same-sex marriage and that the issue should be discussed in parliament, in contrast to longstanding unease over the issue in the ruling Liberal Democratic Party.</p> <p>Taro Kono, the minister in charge of Japan’s vaccine roll-out and one of four contenders to become the next head of the party, made the comment in a debate broadcast live online. Rival Seiko Noda also said she supported recognising same-sex marriage.</p> <p/> </div>