Here We Go: Frontrunner for Japan’s Prime Minister Says Same-sex Marriage Should be Discussed in Parliament

Candidate for the presidential election of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party, Taro Kono, the cabinet minister in charge of vaccinations, speaks at a debate organized by the Liberal Democratic Party, Youth Bureau, Women’s Bureau at the party headquarters, in Tokyo, Japan, September 20, 2021. Philip Fong/Pool via REUTERS

The frontrunner to become Japan’s next prime minister on Sunday said he supported same-sex marriage and that the issue should be discussed in parliament, in contrast to longstanding unease over the issue in the ruling Liberal Democratic Party.

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SOURCE: Reuters – Reporting by David Dolan; Editing by Toby Chopra