As Dean Reynolds reports, the same group is behind most of the new legislation. Article 24 of the Japanese constitution states that "Marriage shall be based only on the mutual consent of both sexes and it shall be maintained through mutual cooperation with the equal rights of husband and wife as a basis. Kim Davis refused to issue a marriage license to David Ermold and David Moore in because she said it violated her religious beliefs. This was the first time Kim Davis faced re-election sincewhen she defied the Supreme Court ruling and refused to issue same-sex marriage licenses. On June 4, 5: On April 13, 6: On June 22,
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Gay couples sue Japan over right to get married
Should the courts agree, it would mean same-sex unions will have to be permitted in future. Howard Schultz considering independent run for president. Japan's constitution says that "marriage shall be only with the mutual consent of both sexes" and authorities have always read this as not permitting same-sex marriage. Supreme Court ruling, Roy Moore insists state probate judges shouldn't issue marriage licenses to gay couples. On June 30,
On January 20, 1: But lawyers for the 13 couples argue that the text of the constitution was meant to prevent forced marriages, and there's nothing in it that explicitly prohibits gay marriage. Tokyo ward Shibuya certifies same-sex partnerships. Retail sales drop by the most in 9 years. But the matter is much more complicated, involving the religious beliefs of those opposed to gay rights and same sex marriage.