8 May 2013

, , , , , , , ,

Same-sex marriage gains traction around world

While in Tokyo for the city's first Rainbow Week, Boris Dittrich could not help but notice gay pride marchers with banners demanding marriage equality in the land of the rising sun. "I asked why and they said, 'Well, we've seen what's happening in other countries and we feel the time has come to push for this in Japan'," said Dittrich, the well-traveled point man for LGBT issues at Human Rights Watch. "The world has gotten so much smaller," the former Dutch lawmaker and gay rights activist told AFP. "When things happen in one part of the world, people (in other parts) get inspired."



Same-sex marriage gains traction around world (via AFP)
While in Tokyo for the city's first Rainbow Week, Boris Dittrich could not help but notice gay pride marchers with banners demanding marriage equality in the land of the rising sun. "I asked why and they said, 'Well, we've seen what's happening in other countries and we feel the time has come to push…




Related Articles
Enhanced by Zemanta