New law in Japan Prohibits LGBT Discrimination

More progressive news in the human rights sphere to report on today. Todays post will celebrate the actions of Japan as they make progress towards combatting LGBT discrimination.

On the 5th October 2018, Tokyo Metropolitan Government passed an act which bans the discrimination of others that is fuelled by sexual orientation or gender identity. The new law prohibits the use of public spaces to make hate speech in any capacity, thus perturbing haters who will now face charges if they breach the law. Additionally, the new act requires the public education of LGBT rights to be carried out through schools and the wider society. This is a welcomed step in the strive for equality, a universal right, in todays ever evolving society.

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The law comes as a result of Tokyo hosting the 2020 olympics in the strive to foster peaceful games that are “inclusive and rights-respecting”. This is also largely due to the Read More »