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Gay Korean director and partner hold public, symbolic Seoul wedding

“Now people cannot but call us as a married couple as we have had a wedding. It is important whether or not we become a legally bound couple. But more importantly, we want to let people know that gays can marry too in our society.”

Kim Jho Gwang-soo, a gay Korean film director, speaking to reporters just before marrying his partner of nine years, Kim Seung-hwan, in a public ceremony today in Seoul, South Korea, dubbed “Kim Jho Gwang-soo and Kim Seung-hwan’s Righteous Wedding.” Hundreds attended the ceremony in this country where marriage equality remains illegal. The only disruption was an man running onstage to throw food at the choir. He was detained and later identified by Yonhap news service as “an elder in a Christian church.” (Reuters)


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