Fighting for Marriage Equality in Japan
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.
Theresa and Machi decided to have a child through donor insemination
This June, the couple and other plaintiffs heard the district court ruling on their 2019 lawsuit for marriage equality
Because their marriage isn't legal in Japan, Machi cannot be recognized as the child's parent