There is currently a court case in Japan fighting for the right for same-sex couples to marry, stating that the same-sex marriage ban infringes on the constitutional equality of rights among people.
I hope they succeed! But unfortunately, this week the government lawyers apparently came up with several lame claims about why same-sex couples should not be allowed to marry.
I saw some commentary on twitter about the issue, including this very nice (if long) article countering the arguments from the Japanese government. I thought it very worth a read, not only as good arguments for marriage equality, but also as a great example of an opinion piece written in clear, easy to understand Japanese — good for my studies too!