Fighting for Marriage Equality in Japan

Culture Crossroads

10m 00s
Broadcast on September 26, 2022 Available until September 26, 2024

Machi and Theresa are a lesbian couple living in Kyoto Prefecture. They were officially wed in Theresa's native US, but as their union isn't legally recognized in Japan, the two aren't family under the law. Thanks to donor insemination, Theresa became a mother, but Machi cannot officially be the child's parent. We follow the couple's efforts to overcome obstacles in their pursuit for marriage equality.

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