Tokyo's Shibuya Ward to issue same-sex partnership papers from Nov. 5

posted on October 25, 2015

Tokyo's Shibuya Ward said Friday it will start issuing certificates recognizing same-sex partnerships as being equivalent to marriage from Nov. 5, becoming the country's first municipality to officially recognize such couples.

The certificates will be issued to same-sex couples aged 20 or older living in the ward who have created a notary document stipulating both the individuals share a relationship based on trust and love.

Tokyo's Setagaya Ward, which also plans to issue similar certificates, said Friday it will start accepting on Nov. 5 written oaths needed to issue the documents recognizing same-sex partnership.

source by KYODO
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