South Korean actress Ok So-Ri was indicted this month for cheating on her producer husband back in 2006. In South Korea it is illegal for a married person to have an affair. The person that Ok So-Ri was cheating with won't be charged, not because he is a man, but because he was not married and so it is perfectly fine for him to have an affair.
Although the law has been on the books forever, the cheated upon rarely ever file a criminal complaint because, lets face it, it is a stupid law, and if the government enforced it half of any country, not just South Korea would be in jail. The actress faces two years in jail for her side action.
Ok So-Ri is appealing the actual indictment and filed a petition with the government to scrap the law. In a statement about the appeal, her lawyers had this to say. “The adultery law constitutes a serious breach of the individual's rights to make decisions concerning sex and privacy under the constitution. “Adultery cases must be handled in civil courts, not in criminal courts.”
I personally think they just need to get rid of any mention of adultery and go straight to the irreconcilable differences route. This is the fourth time in the last 20 years, but first since 2001 that the law has been challenged. Each time in the past, the Korean Supreme Court refused to hear any of the cases because it would weaken social morality.
What I think weakens social morality is that the guy who who was 50% responsible in this gets away with it because he was single. In fact, he would also get away with it if his wife did not file a criminal complaint. A law that is not equally enforced is a law that should never be enforced.