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Seoul Mayor Is First Korean Politician To Endorse Same-Sex Marriage

soonI personally agree with the rights of homosexuals. But the Protestant churches are very powerful in Korea. It isn’t easy for politicians. It’s in the hands of activists to expand the universal concept of human rights to include homosexuals. Once they persuade the people, the politicians will follow. It’s in process now. I hope Korea will be the first. Many homosexual couples in Korea are already together. They are not legally accepted yet, but I believe the Korean Constitution allows it. We are guaranteed the right to the pursuit of happiness. Of course, there may be different interpretations to what that pursuit means.”


Seoul Mayor Park Won-soon tell the San Francisco Examiner that he wants his country to become the first in Asia to legalize marriage equality