Supporters celebrate the district court’s ruling on Japan’s same-sex marriage ban with a flag reading “unconstitutional decision” in Sapporo, Hokkaido prefecture, on Wednesday.

Supporters hold the “unconstitutional decision” flag as they are pleased with the Sapporo District Court’s decision that it is unconstitutional to not allow same-sex marriage in Sapporo, Hokkaido prefecture on March 17, 2021. – – Japan OUT (Photo by STR / JIJI PRESS / AFP) / Japan OUT / The erroneous mention[s] appearing in the metadata of this photo by STR has been modified in AFP systems in the following manner: [Sapporo] instead of [Sappoto]. Please immediately remove the erroneous mention[s] from all your online services and delete it (them) from your servers. If you have been authorized by AFP to distribute it (them) to third parties, please ensure that the same actions are carried out by them. Failure to promptly comply with these instructions will entail liability on your part for any continued or post notification usage. Therefore we thank you very much for all your attention and prompt action. We are sorry for the inconvenience this notification may cause and remain at your disposal for any further information you may require. – Japan OUT (Photo by STR/JIJI PRESS/AFP via Getty Images)