Sapporo becomes 1st major Japanese city to recognize LGBT couples

Sapporo on Thursday became the first major city in Japan to officially recognize same-sex partnerships between lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender couples. The city in northern Japan also certifies partnerships between heterosexual couples with gender …
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