Extra! Korea

July 16, 2009

Keep it in your pants until the divorce is final

Filed under: crime, gender equality, legal issues — extrakorea @ 5:28 am

A man and his lover have received jail sentences of four months for having sexual relations during the man’s divorce proceedings. (In Korea, adultery is a crime.)

“The suspension period is regarded as part of their marriage, meaning Kim’s sexual relations during that period constitutes adultery,” the court said.

In South Korea, adulterous relations are considered a criminal act and those found guilty can receive jail sentences of up to two years.

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3 Comments »

  1. Did the husband even know his wife had put the divorce on hold?

    Comment by Teadrinker — July 20, 2009 @ 5:11 am

  2. […] husband or wife puts “proceedings on hold.” As a commenter at Extra! Korea reasonably points out, in this latest case, did the husband even know his wife had done so? Indeed, what if the estranged […]

    Pingback by Korean Gender Reader: July 20 2009 « The Grand Narrative — July 20, 2009 @ 3:39 pm

  3. […] husband or wife puts “proceedings on hold.” As a commenter at Extra! Korea reasonably points out, in this latest case did the husband even know his wife had done so? Indeed, what if the estranged […]

    Pingback by Korean Gender Reader: July 20 2009 « The Grand Narrative — July 20, 2009 @ 4:14 pm


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