ADDED ON: 07/27/2018

Japanese Politician under Fire for Calling LGBT Community ‘unproductive’

07/26/2018 | CNN

A Japanese politician has come under fire for questioning whether LGBT taxpayers should receive equal welfare benefits to the rest of Japan. Lower House member Mio Sugita called gay couples “unproductive” and wondered whether it was “appropriate to spend taxpayer money on them” in a magazine article published last Wednesday. Sugita, who belongs to Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP), is no stranger to controversial statements.


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