An LGBT couple in Fukuoka City held a press conference on July 5 and announced plans to sue the government of Japan for violation of equal marriage rights. The men, in their twenties and thirties, submitted a marriage certificate to the Chuo Ward Office in Fukuoka City, which will likely be rejected. While the city’s partnership system has recognized the couple, lack of legal backing of their relationship still brings various hurdles, including applying for home loans. This will be the first lawsuit of its kind in the Kyushu area. Source: Mainichi Shimbun, 7/5/2019
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