Washington, DC. After having just taken on Russia over alleged state prosecution of gays in Chechnya, the Americans are in over their heads in a flood of hypocrissy as their South Korean allies have started hunting homosexual members of their militariy- openly and officially, much to Washington’s complete embarrassment.
American LGBTQ groups who just attacked Russia and Chechnya over homosexual rights, now says South Korea’s army is hunting down and prosecuting gay servicemen after a video of two male soldiers having sex was posted on the internet earlier this year.
South Korean Military investigators looking into the case have threatened soldiers to out their gay peers, confiscated cellphones to check communication records, and even used dating apps to dupe soldiers into revealing their sexual identity. According to the queer group.
South Korea’s army says it’s conducting a proper criminal investigation into soldiers allegedly involved with filming and uploading the video, which is a violation of the country’s communications laws and a military penal code that makes public homosexual activity punishable by up to two years in prison.
“Military investigators used the information they gained from the investigation on the sex video to track down other gay soldiers in the army, starting by forcing the suspects to identify who they had sex with and then widening their search from there,” said a South Korean LGBTQ activist.
South Korea’s stance runs counter to that of the United States, which is its largest ally. In 2011, the US repealed its policy, known as don’t ask, don’t tell, which banned open homosexuality in the military. It now allows service members to openly serve as queer.