Nintendo Japan officially recognizes same-sex marriage

The company’s introduction of a partnership system section also prohibits discriminatory comments based on sexual orientation and gender identity.

Nintendo Japan has updated the corporate social responsibility information section of its website, which now states that it recognizes same-sex marriage.

As reported by Eurogamer, the introduction of a section on the partnership system indicates that from March 2021, staff members in a same-sex marriage will have the same benefits as employees in a hetero-sex marriage.

The society acknowledges that same-sex marriage is currently not legally recognized in Japan.

“Although same-sex marriages are not currently recognized under Japanese law, this system guarantees employees who are in a domestic partnership with a same-sex partner the same benefits as employees in a heterosexual marriage,” the company said.

“We have also established that a de facto marriage between couples will be observed in the same way as a legal marriage.”

He added that in his code of conduct he prohibits any form of discrimination.

“By improving our company’s systems and providing training, we will continue our work to create an environment where each of our many diverse employees can fully realize their talents,” Nintendo said.

Additionally, the section notes that the company revised its harassment policies to also prohibit discriminatory comments based on sexual orientation and gender identity.

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