Japan ParadeThe LGBT community is urging lawmakers to legalise same-sex marriages About 3,000 people, from the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community, took part in the parade through the national capital’s entertainment and shopping district of Shibuya.

The district only recently was in the news for passing a resolution to issue “partnership” certificates to gay couples. This act is not legally binding as the Japanese Constitution recognizes only marriages between two sexes but it nonetheless remains the first to recognize same-sex unions in Japan.

Participants at the gay pride parade waved rainbow-colored flags and banners calling for marriage equality rights, media reported. READ FULL