France Rules Gay Marriage Constitutional; South Korea Sings Against Homophobia
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South KoreaGood job, you two.
...Rep. Min Hong-chul of the left-leaning Democratic United Party (DUP) [has] been pushing strongly to codify language banning gays and lesbians from serving in the South Korean military. The bill would have been the first South Korean law explicitly mentioning homosexuality in the military. Chingusai and another LGBT group, DongInRyun ("Solidarity for LGBT Human Rights of South Korea"), led a petition drive to keep the bill from going forward.
As more explicit pro- and anti-LGBT legislation is introduced and debated in South Korea, more and more Koreans are stepping forward in support of LGBT rights. Over 100 Koreans (some gay, most straight) were involved in production. The song is a Korean version of "You Make Me Proud," originally introduced by the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Choir for IDAHO in 2012.
One of the lesbian singers, Ziihiion, joined the video after hearing about violent opposition to the Anti-Discrimination Act currently making the rounds in South Korea's national assembly.
"All people, all loves, all relationships must be respected equally," she said.
PARIS — France’s constitutional high court upheld legislation on Friday that grants same-sex couples the right to marry and adopt children, clearing the legal text for passage into law by President François Hollande, who said he would do so on Saturday. The leftist majorities in both houses of Parliament passed the legislation last month amid mass demonstrations by opponents of same-sex marriage and an acrimonious political debate. Legislators from the right challenged the constitutionality of the law before the high court, the Constitutional Council, but it was widely expected that the legislation would be approved. In its ruling, the Constitutional Council found that the law would not create a “right to a child” for same-sex couples, a contention made by some opponents of the legislation. Those opponents say they fear the new law will open the way to medically assisted procreation for lesbian couples and the use of surrogate mothers, neither of which are legal practices in France.