South Korea: Music video featuring lesbian relationship banned

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A music video for the Chinese girl group SNH48 which features a lesbian relationship has been banned in Korea.

The music video for the song ‘Uza’ – which was shot in South Korea – shows two of the group’s members embracing one another in several intimate scenes.

After less than three days online, the video was removed.

It is legal to be gay in South Korea. However, the country does not offer same-sex marriage or civil partnerships for same-sex couples.

Gay couples can not adopt and there is no anti-discrimination legislation to help protect LGBT people.

Efforts to include protection of sexual orientation in the Anti-Discrimination Act are opposed by religious groups and have been thus far unsuccessful.