Seoul’s Seodaemun District Office Accepts Kim Jo Kwang Soo’s Same-Sex Marriage Registration Submission

Seoul’s Seodaemun District Office Accepts Kim Jo Kwang Soo’s Same-Sex Marriage Registration Submission

Director Kim Jo Kwang Soo, who held his trailblazing public wedding ceremony with same-sex partner Kim Seung Hwan on September 7, submitted his marriage registration form today to Seoul’s Seodaemun District Office and with the world watching, it was accepted.

The Seodaemun District Office stated, “After looking over relevant laws, no provisions regarding same-sex marriage were found. Therefore, there are no grounds to deny the submission. We will accept the marriage registration application. As for the family registry, it is something that is processed under the delegation of the court so after the receipt of the marriage registration form, we will leave it up to the court to interpret.”

South Korea so far has not recognized same-sex marriage or any other form of legal union for same-sex couples. While the acceptance of the marriage registration form is a historic event, it does not mean that the South Korean state has officially recognized the same-sex marriage. The power to officially register the marriage is in the hands of the district office, but the Seodaemun District is planning to leave it up to the courts to give an authoritative interpretation of whether same-sex marriage will be legal in South Korea.

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34 comments
Simona Ferar
Simona Ferar

Good. They had they're special day ruined, it would've been hell if the marriage wasn't accepted too.

Gina Park
Gina Park

..../sigh 이제 세상이 어떻게 될려나...

Rutendo Ndoro
Rutendo Ndoro

it's so cute...now it's gonna be Minho and Tae hehe :D

Lisha J St Fort
Lisha J St Fort

At least with interracial ppl are still able to have children and teach them their culture. Smfh because being gay is a taboo Van!!!

Zyzy Queen
Zyzy Queen

well happy for them, congrats~

then there would be their followers coming up to do the same, so many pretty guy there so i don't really surprised if they love the same-sex

Ji Won  Park
Ji Won Park

박현재 오인애 내가말한 동성결혼이 이사람들

Lisha J St Fort
Lisha J St Fort

But won't accept interracial relationships but accept this lmao

CarolinaDannie
CarolinaDannie

Good for them. Wishing them all the happiness in the world.

chandra122
chandra122

@soompi I'm happy for them and hope they have enjoy their lives together.

sophie0364
sophie0364

Welcome to the 21st century, SK. About time.