Buoyed by the landmark US Supreme Court ruling a celebrity couple, Kim Jho Gwang-Soo (a rare openly gay celebrity) and his partner Kim Seung-Hwan, fought for legitimacy on Monday when they took their case to the district court in Seoul.
The couple are arguing that although they submitted their marriage registration to their local authority in 2013, it was rejected. Kim argued that "If you are a Korean citizen, you are equal under Korean law."
"I hope through this trial we can uncover this constitutional principle," Kim said, adding that he had pleaded with the court to "acknowledge our marriage before I die."
While homosexuality may not be illegal in the country, same-sex marriage is not recognized and LGBT people are victims of a deeply conservative society.
The lawsuit comes after Seoul's pride parade took place on June 28 and saw at least 6000 march in the South Korean capital.
Surely that must be what living Life is all about !!!
Forcing change always rebounds dangerously. Gradual progressive change is key.
Campaign for change by all means but if it's not fast coming you can't stamp your feet and demand it.
I guess the supreme court vote never happened on your planet.
It's a shame the usa citizens don't sue over lax gun laws.
I'm so so so glad I live in the UK.
Yes blood has been shed. Could it have been avoided? Yes.
Be very careful about championing minority groups.
Education and consensus are the key issues to pursue.
You have to shout CRAZY!!!!! Blowing a whistle makes this more effective also.
Having zero understanding of the opposing side is key.
Good luck :-)
On the of July 14th 1759 less than 1000 people stormed the Bastille in Paris and overthrew the French Monarchy and gave France Freedom and democracy. Not bad for a bit of 'noise and foot stamping' eh?
Not quite as simple as you made out.
Replacing the king with Napoleon was hardly progress. And today they have hollande, another Napoleon :-).
The French revolution stifled science and engineering in France for many years.
Pick a different example where mindless action is shown to improve the situation. Preferably with no loss of life.
I guess you were bullied at school. You didn't learn the lesson I see.
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