Marmot’s Hole Podcast: Korean Defamation Laws Silence Critics

Robert Koehler & Chance Dorland discuss a New York Times article that makes the case that the Park Geun-hye administration is using the country’s defamation laws to silence critics.

The duo then finishes with a quick discussion of how bad Donald Trump would be for freedom of speech in the US.

Translation: 헌재 "사실혼 배우자 상속권 불인정은 합헌" Constitutional Court “Constitutional disapproval of inheritance rights for commonwealth marriages”

While this article from Yonhap News does not refer specifically to same-sex couples in Korea, the ramifications for queer couples are quite clear. By not recognizing de-facto marriages, same-sex couples will continue to be screwed out of their rights to inheritance rights.

(서울=연합뉴스) 한지훈 기자 = 사실혼 배우자에게 상속권을 인정하지 않는 민법 조항은 헌법에 반하지 않는다고 헌법재판소가 결정했다.  

(Seoul Yonhap News) Han Ji-hun Reporter
The constitutional court has decided that civil laws that do not provide inheritance rights to those in de-facto marriages is not contrary to the constitution.

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