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The move Oct 22 came as a response to a series of homophobic incidents such as when this year, a school club welcoming new students who are gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender had its poster torn up, according tokoreaherald.com. Before that, a similar incident had occurred at Ewha Womans University which many feared was a sign of “deepening animosity” against LGBT students on campuses.
“In addition to the placard incident, there were homophobic remarks during some of the classes and school events. Representatives of all colleges agreed on the need to ban discrimination, leading us to pass the revision,” Choi Jong-un, head of the student council at Korea University, told koreaherald.com.
This is the first time that a student body at a Korean university has mandated anti-discrimination regarding a person’s sexual orientation or gender identity.
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