n-lesbians-a-20150420-870x659A lesbian couple held a symbolic wedding ceremony Sunday as calls grow to legalize same-sex marriage.

While their marriage will not be recognized under law, actresses Ayaka Ichinose, 34, and Akane Sugimori, 28 — both dressed in white — reportedly tied the knot anyway in front of some 80 relatives and friends in Shinjuku Ward, Tokyo.

“We held the wedding ceremony so that it might become easier for others to do the same in the future,” Sugimori told the media afterward. READ FULL