Wednesday, August 27, 2008

New rape law to acknowledge Korea's male and trans victims

New rape law to acknowledge Korea’s male and trans victims - from Pink News - all the latest gay news from the gay community - Pink News
An opposition MP in South Korea has proposed new legislation that would extend the definition of a rape victim to include men and transsexuals.

Democratic Party Representative Choi Young-hee said that there were more than 1,000 male victims of sex crimes in 2007, up from 468 in 2004.

Under Korean law only women are classed as rape victims.

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