The court specifically asked the legislative branch to amend the current civil code article 809 paragraph 1 by the end of 1998, and hold further adjudication of this legislation.
Marriage is not for the individual but rather for the desire of the family.
If one decides to get married, they must get consent from the whole family.
However, the Korean Constitutional Court found this piece of legislation unconstitutional and asked for an amendment by the legislative branch in a 1997 decision.
Five judges found it unconstitutional and two asked for amendment by the legislative branch, whereas another two opposed the outcome of this decision.
I laughed, confused by the contrast from the sunny weather outside to the gloomy weather in my classroom. Here are the 3 things about Korean dating culture that my Korean middle schools students shared with me! I, for one, would never judge couples who met in cyberspace. com dates as well, and I (sadly) also claimed to have met my beaus at the juicing counter of Whole Foods when I introduced my dates to friends.