South Korea Top Court Upholds Ban On Divorce Rights For Unfaithful Spouses
The Supreme Court of South Korea upheld a law that forbids an unfaithful spouse from filing for divorce. The 7-6 ruling came about when a man seeking to divorce his wife he left 15 years ago for another woman, challenged the law.
In affirming that “the spouse who is mainly responsible for a broken marriage cannot file for divorce,” the court stated that its ruling was partly because of the need to protect women from their husbands divorcing them without justifiable complaint in a country where gender equality still needs to improve. Couples are still allowed to end their marriage if the spouses are able to agree on a settlement.