A Polish county is once again trying to free itself from "LGBT ideology," and a top court in South Korea overturned a conviction against two gay soldiers.
Polish County Takes Legal Action Against LGBT Community - Again
A local authority in Poland has initiated a legal case to make itself "free from LGBT ideology" once more after a resolution was invalidated earlier this year by a court that judged the policy to be discriminatory.
According to Notes From Poland, following a campaign by the national-conservative PiS and portions of the Catholic church against what they label "LGBT ideology," Tarnów county, a region in southern Poland with a population of over 200,000, was among hundreds of local authorities that enacted anti-LGBT resolutions in 2019.
Due to the risk of losing European funds, a few of the resolutions have now been withdrawn. In response to lawsuits brought by Poland's previous human rights commissioner Adam Bodnar, court rulings have nullified others.
Top Court In South Korea Overturn Conviction Of LGBT Soldiers
Republic of Korea Armed Forces. Photo via Wikimedia Commons.
The Supreme Court of South Korea has overturned a military court ruling that found two gay soldiers guilty of having sex outside military facilities, claiming that the ruling stretched the interpretation of the country's widely criticized military sodomy law.
According to AP News, human rights campaigners applauded the court's decision to remand the case to the High Court for Armed Forces, which had long opposed Article 92-6 of the country's 1962 Military Criminal Act, which outlaws same-sex behavior among troops in the country's largely male military.
In a press release, the court later said the decision was meaningful as a “declaration that consensual same-sex sexual activity [among military service members] could no longer be considered as punishable in itself.”