Although it may seem at first glance that the treatment of LGBT people in Japan is satisfactory, it isn’t.
In Japan, LGBT (lesbian, gay bisexual and transexual) people still face discrimination at home with their families, at work, in education, and access to health services. Although individuals can officially change their sex in Japan, they are then not able to get married and they have to undergo sterilization, as well as gender confirmation surgery. Some politicians and government officials even make explicitly homophobic statements in public.
In the face of love, everyone is equal and should be treated equally. Discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation and gender identity is against international human rights law and standards.
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