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First Openly-Gay Man Elected to Office in Japan Where Gay Marriage is Illegal

Taiga Ishikawa

LGBT-rights activist Taiga Ishikawa recently won a seat in Japan’s national parliament, becoming the first openly-gay man elected to office in a country where same-sex marriage is illegal.

Ishikawa will be representing the Constitutional Democratic Party of Japan (CDPJ) in the House of Councillors, one of two houses in Japan’s legislative system, according to Asahi Shimbun.