“For the first time since 1953, South Koreans can now legally have sex with someone other than their spouse.
“A panel of judges ruled Thursday that a law criminalizing adultery was unconstitutional, Agence France-Presse reported. The law was created in 1953 to maintain social order, according to the BBC.
“The Seoul-based, English-language newspaper the Korea Herald described Thursday’s ruling as “reflecting a growing importance of personal choice over marital order in a traditionally group-oriented society.”
“The BBC reported that about 100,000 people have been prosecuted under the law over the years, with the Herald adding that the penalty for those convicted was two years in jail.”
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