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LDP reluctant to promote LGBT legislation

  • November 20, 2016
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Sunday’s Asahi wrote that the LDP appears to be failing to follow through with its pledge made during the July Upper House election campaign to enact legislation intended to deepen public understanding of sexual minorities in view of opposition raised by conservative-minded lawmakers. Defense Minister Inada spearheaded the ruling party’s efforts to protect the human rights of LGBT individuals when she was policy research council chair last summer, but the initiative has lost steam because opponents capitalized on Inada’s departure from the LDP post in August this year to step up their lobbying against the bill in the belief that it could lead to the legalization of same-sex marriage. 

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