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Osaka district becomes first Japanese government area to support LGBT inclusion

Yodogawa ward in the city of Osaka has become the first government area to officially support the inclusion of LGBTs, passing a groundbreaking resolution.

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13th September 2013 14:22

Alessia Valenza | ILGA Asia

A local government area in the city of Osaka has become the first Japanese district to officially support the inclusion of LGBT people in society.

Yodogawa ward, one of 24 wards in the city of Osaka, passed a resolution following a consultation with residents on LGBT issues which included Hiroko and Koyuki Higashi – the first same-sex couple married at Tokyo Disneyland in March of this year.

‘In order to make this city a livable place for a diversity of people, Yodogawa Ward respects the human rights of LGBT people,’ the resolution reads.

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