For the Japanese Civil Code to allow Consanguineous Marriage

For the Japanese Civil Code to allow Consanguineous Marriage

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CIAO Middle East started this petition to Takashi Yamashita Minister of Justice (Minister of Justice, Ministry of Justice, Japanese Government)

Dear Mr Takashi Yamashita

Today, Japanese law permits consanguineous relationships but not consanguineous marriage. Incest between consenting adults is legal in Japan but Japanese law discriminates against incestuously oriented consenting adult (CIAO) people by prohibiting them from marrying, even if they have children. This is unfair and harmful.

The Japanese Constitution promises equal rights and is interpreted to prohibit discrimination on all grounds, so why is it that CIAO people cannot marry ? CIAO people may have children and they need to be protected by the law and have the same legal rights as other children are who have legally married parents. CIAO people and their children should not be subject to social stigma or institutional incestophobia. They should not be deprived of rights that others have who are in consensual adult relationships: for example: the right to marry the person they love, and the right to have a mother and a father who are legally married to each other.

Not all CIAO people may want to marry, but those who wish to marry should not be barred from doing so. To refuse to allow them to marry is a breach of their civil rights, and to treat them as different from other people is to discriminate against them.
All people who believe in equality and human rights should support the rights of CIAO people to marry.

As the Minister of Justice, will you please initiate the reform of Japanese laws so that in future CIAO people who wish to marry are able to do so.
Your help in this matter will be most appreciated.
Thank you very much on behalf of CIAO people everywhere today and in the future.

Yours sincerely,

Richard Morris

親愛なるMr。山下隆

今日、日本の法律は血縁関係を認めていますが、同族結婚は許可していません。同意した成人の間の近親相姦は日本では合法ですが、日本の法律では、不自由な同意成人(CIAO)の人に対して、子供がいても結婚を禁じることによって差別されます。これは不公平で有害です。

日本の憲法は平等な権利を約束しており、すべての理由で差別を禁止すると解釈されているので、なぜCIAOの人々は結婚できないのですか? CIAOの人々は子供を持つことができ、法律によって保護され、法的に既婚の親を持つ他の子供と同じ法的権利を持つ必要があります。 CIAOの人々とその子供たちは、社会的烙印や制度的な騒ぎの対象にならないようにすべきです。彼らは、合法的な大人の関係にある他人が持っている権利を奪うべきではありません。たとえば、愛する人と結婚する権利、お互いに法的に結婚している母親と父親を持つ権利。

すべてのCIAOの人々が結婚したいと思う人はいませんが、結婚を希望する人はそうしてはいけません。彼らが結婚することを拒むことは、彼らの市民権を侵害し、それを他の人と違うものとして扱うことは、彼らを差別することです。
平等と人権を信じるすべての人々は、結婚するCIAOの人々の権利を支持すべきです。

 法務大臣として、将来的には結婚を希望するCIAOの人々がそうすることができるように、日本の法律の改革を開始してください。
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