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South Korea Shouldn’t Backslide on LGBT Rights

Expand Participants march with a rainbow flag during a gay pride parade in Seoul © AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon   Conservative lawmakers in South Korea have already blocked the passage of nondiscrimination laws that would protect lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people and other minorities. Now, they’re trying to defang one of the few watchdogs protecting LGBT rights in the country. This month, opposition politician Ahn Sang-soo introduced an amendment that would remove “sexual orientation” from the mandate of the National Human Rights Commission of Korean (NHRCK), a body tasked with…

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