Gay and bisexual men are allowed to donate blood in Japan following a 6-month deferral period. Asahi Shimbun on Twitter. In Japan, each citizen is registered through the koseki system whereby an individual is registered as a part of household while in the West, a birth certificate can act as a proof of identity. While the court ruling does not seem to have extended to other areas of government-sponsored discrimination, it is cited by the courts as a civil rights case. Sexual orientation protected in some cities, though not nationally .
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However, conservative lawmakers as well as legal scholars who take a literal approach to constitutional interpretation argue that such an argument is a stretch. Does not issue certificates. Restrictions on freedom of expression. Requires surgery and steralization. The law outlaws expressing hateful rhetoric in public.
Nationwide civil unions and gay marriage pending. In Januaryafter a high-profile incident inin which a gay student at Hitotsubashi University committed suicide after being outed against his will, the city of Kunitachi passed an "anti-outing" ordinance to promote understanding of LGBT people. Since ; was illegal from —; before that there were no laws forbidding same-sex relationships. No reproduction or republication without written permission. Trump says he could let China trade deal deadline slip, 'not inclined to'.