Friday, December 7, 2007

Protest for an inclusive Anti-Discrimination bill!

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In South-Korea a general Anti-discrimination bill announced on October 2, 2007 by the Ministry of Justice included sexual orientation along with a range of other categories as prohibited grounds for discrimination.

However due to pressure from (christian) conservative groups in South-Korea the current draft of the law was changed to exclude protection from discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, medical history, national origin, language, educational background, family situation or family status, and criminal or probation history.

The alliance Alliance against Homophobia and Discrimination of Sexual Minorities is campaigning to restore all 7 deleted categories and include "Gender Indentity" as well. The ensuing controversy caused it to be withdrawn for further study and revision. It is expected to be re-released on Nov 27 before coming to a vote in the National Assembly sometime in March 2008. In the mean time campaigning continues