South Korea to reconsider ban on gay soldiers


Benjamin Butterworth writes at Pink News:

South Korea is to reconsider its stance on gay soldiers.

The country, which is the 11th richest in the world, has been arresting gay soldiers on mass in recent months.

Army officials have been using dating apps to track down and expose the men, then arresting and charging them.
Although same-sex sexual activity is not illegal in the country, the army retains a code of conduct that bans homosexuality, and military service is mandatory.

Under South Korean law a soldier who commits “sodomy” or “other disgraceful conduct” can face up to two years in prison.

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