A judge has asked South Korea’s highest court to decide once again on whether adultery should remain a crime.
Judge Do Jin-ki said that punishment on adultery violates human rights - the right to pursue happiness and to choose one's sex partners.
"Sex is a natural human desire and it is inappropriate to restrict it by law’’, Judge Do said.
Read the full report in The Korea Times
Sex is a biological need, just like food. The law is, however, made by human beings. Why should the law, which is created by human beings, restrict a biological function, like sex, or any other biological function ?
Do these legal restrictions, on sex or other biological function, actually serve a greater social good ? To what extent should these restrictions be governed by law ? Sometimes, cultural restrictions also forbid human beings from exercising our natural biological functions. Cultural restrictions can, in some instances, be even more effective than legal restrictions.
What do you think ?