military law

Sending Gay South Korean Troops To Prison For A Year Is Totally Constitutional

Maybe John McCain should seek office in South Korea? Because over there the Constitutional Court ruled 5-4 today to uphold the nation’s ban on gays in the military, because, as McCain has long argued, “The legal code cannot be seen as discrimination against gays because such behaviour, if left unchecked, might result in subordinates being harassed by superiors in military barracks.” The legal code from 1962, meanwhile, doesn’t just oust gay troops; it also threatens them with a one-year prison sentence.