Korean Media on US Same-sex Marriage Ruling

Nationwide :

Right before heading to sleep last night, my boyfriend and I heard the great news. Same-sex marriage is now legal in the entire USA! We woke up to a number of fantastic memes and posts from friends celebrating this landmark decision. Huffington Post Korea, my go-to news source (yes, I know it is biased) had a very affirmative headline with a “YES” in big bold letters. 

Right before heading to sleep last night, my boyfriend and I heard the great news. Same-sex marriage is now legal in the entire USA! We woke up to a number of fantastic memes and posts from friends celebrating this landmark decision. Huffington Post Korea, my go-to news source (yes, I know it is biased) had a very affirmative headline with a “YES” in big bold letters. 

Similarly, news sources in the center or center/left also had a morning news item on the case. 
YTN, for example, included a story on the case with a more neutral perspective and on the front page of the Hankyoreh’s website was an article titled “US Supreme Court “Constitutionality of Same-sex Marriage ” … Permission Across the Entire Country”
But how about 조중동? (The conservative newspapers: Joseon Ilbo, Jungang Ilbo, and Dongang Ilbo) This morning, the Joseon llbo did have a post on the ruling, but kept it off of their front page. Jungang Ilbo wins, with an article on their front page titled “Same sex couple can get married anywhere”… The US Supreme Court says Prohibiting Same Sex Marriage is Unconstitutional .  Finally, Dongang Iblo had it tucked away in a small corner on their front page under hot issues. 
Great news for progress, and let’s hope this can help mobilize people for the queer pride parade tomorrow! What a great start to the weekend! 


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