Intensive deliberations are being held at the House of Representatives Budget Committee.
Prime Minister Kishida explained the background to the dismissal of the Prime Minister’s secretary for discriminatory remarks about same-sex marriage, and apologized again, saying, “It is truly regrettable and I apologize to those who have caused discomfort.” .
Ichiro Miyashita of the Liberal Democratic Party said, “Prime Minister Kishida aims for a sustainable and inclusive society that recognizes diversity,” in relation to the dismissal of the secretary to the prime minister for his discriminatory remarks about same-sex marriage. It is extremely regrettable that a secretary to the prime minister was forced out of his job,” he asked about the government’s thinking.
Prime Minister Kishida said, “There should be no unfair discrimination or prejudice based on sexual orientation or gender identity, diversity should be respected, and all people should value each other’s human rights and dignity, and live actively. We must aim for a society where people can do what they want.The series of remarks made by the former secretary to the prime minister is completely out of line with these government policies and is outrageous.”
After that, he apologized again, saying, “It is truly regrettable that I have caused misunderstandings about the government’s policy, and I apologize to those who have caused discomfort,” and will continue to carefully explain the government’s policy. showed.