Monday, July 07, 2008

Ban on Gay Mags in Japanese Jail Deemed Illegal

Phoebe Ferris-Rotman writes:
A 30-year-old detainee in the Tokyo Detention House has been denied the right to read gay magazines. The Tokyo Bar Association has warned the jail that its decision to ban the material violates the freedom to read, which is guaranteed under the Constitution, association officials said Thursday.

The detention house maintained that gay magazines contain explicit content that may corrupt discipline. READ MORE