Seoul Mayor Backs Same-Sex Marriage

October 13, 2014 7:09 AM

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Seoul Mayor Backs Same-Sex Marriage

Seoul Mayor Park Won-soon has become the first mainstream South Korean politician to endorse same-sex marriage, a stance likely to attract opposition from the country’s many social conservatives.

“I personally agree with the rights of homosexuals,” Mr. Park said, before adding that politicians aren’t likely to move without a social consensus. “Once [activists] persuade the people, the politicians will follow.”

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