ADDED ON: 02/07/2023

Japan Ruling Party Flips on LGBTQ Bill After Gaffe by PM Aide

02/06/2023 | BNN Bloomberg

Japan’s ruling party will prepare to submit a bill encouraging understanding of issues concerning the LGBTQ community, seeking to repair the damage from discriminatory comments made by a former aide to Prime Minister Fumio Kishida. “The Liberal Democratic Party wants to work to create an inclusive society that respects diversity,” party Secretary-General Toshimitsu Motegi told reporters on Monday. “We want to encourage understanding of sexual orientation and gender identity.” Kishida at the weekend fired a secretary who had told reporters in an off-record briefing he didn’t like to see same-sex couples and wouldn’t want to live next door to them. The premier said the comments were “completely contrary to government policy.”


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