South Korea’s military criminal code punishing homosexuality in the ranks is a violation of soldiers’ rights, the country’s human rights commission said.
Under the current code, homosexuality among servicemen is punishable by up to one year in jail. The constitutional court is reviewing the issue following a request from a military court.
The rights commission met this week to agree a position to deliver to the court next month. It said its majority opinion is that the law infringes gay soldiers’ rights to equality, privacy and to choose a sexual preference.
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