However, same-sex partnership certificates may also come from a non-government organization (NGOs). In April, about 20 Japanese companies announced their decision to accept partnership certificates from Famiee Project.
Famiee Project (@FamieeProject), which runs a blockchain technology-based service, issues digital certificates to same-sex partners that help them unlock “access to a powerful network of large corporations and providers — from insurance companies to banks, hospitals and more — who share our mission of inclusivity.”
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The certificate reportedly provides employees with conjugal and familial benefits available to married couples. Additionally, they were meant to raise awareness on the struggles faced by LGBTQ+ couples in a developed country that does not recognize same-sex marriage.
“We want to start changing where we can through the private sector so that families of same-sex couples can be recognized as normal,” Famiee founder Koki Uchiyama said, according to Kyodo News.
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