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Jul 18, 2022
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Because same-sex marriage has not yet been legalized in Japan, the "Same-sex couple registration oath" has been developed in recent years, and the household registration method is used to implement the plan for same-sex couples. , such as the right to inheritance, hospital visits or a funeral. The Japanese partner registration system began on April 1, 2015. Shibuya Ward, Tokyo, Japan issued a special certificate to same-sex couples, recognizing their common-law relationship. Although it is not a legally recognized marriage, it can handle certain civil matters. Later, more and more prefectures and districts have gradually opened up the partner registration system. According to a survey of public photo background removing attitudes towards same-sex marriage conducted by Japan's "National Institute of Social Security and Population Issues" in 2015 , 51.1% of Japanese people approve of legalizing same-sex marriage, while 41.3% disapprove. From the perspective of age, the proportion of people in their twenties who approve of same-sex marriage is extremely high, reaching 71.6%; and as the age group gradually increases, the proportion of opposition also increases relatively; among the age group over 70 years old, Only 24.2% approve of same-sex marriage. 119996380_334980157842091_11984362239473 Photo Credit: Yaoguangshan Zuoming Temple IG Japan's first same-sex wedding ceremony in Yaoguangshan Zuomingji Temple Following the launch of the "Same-sex couple oath system" in Kawagoe City, Saitama Prefecture, Japan on May 1, the city's Yaoguang Mountain Tiantai Sect Zuoming Temple also announced that it would start hosting a same-sex marriage ceremony, and at the same time specially prepared rainbow-style rosary beads and half cassocks , and attracted the attention of all sectors of society. The ceremony includes nine complete ceremonial processes, including ringing the bell, entering the hall, three rituals, opening the white, wearing the Dharma water top, granting the rosary, taking an oath, offering incense, and leaving the hall. The ceremony fee is about 200,000 yen, including photography and costumes. With the increasing acceptance of LGBT groups in Japanese society, the deputy abbot Chida Akira of Zuimyoji said to the public that even Zuimyoji, built in 1262, is keeping pace with the times and is willing to try its best to become a temple that treats LGBT-friendly.
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