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Lawmakers in favor of discrimination

Philip Brasor wrote in the Japan Times about the media coverage of some LDP lawmakers who want to maintain social differences in order to protect traditional values.

. . . in September the Supreme Court ruled discriminatory and unconstitutional the Civil Code stipulation that says children born out of wedlock are entitled to only half the inheritance of legitimate offspring. The goverment is expected to revise the law accordingly, but some members of the LDP continue to resist, saying that removing the stipulation would destroy the "Japanese family system." Read the article (Paywall)


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