Japan’s Supreme Court Rules That Married Couples Must Have Same Last Name

Japan’s Supreme Court upheld Wednesday a law requiring married couples to have the same name, despite campaigners calling the provision a violation of women’s rights. Opponents of the law have called it discriminatory because most couples in Japan use the husband’s name, the BBC reported. The issue has become controversial in Japan, as those advocating for…

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