The court specifically asked the legislative branch to amend the current civil code article 809 paragraph 1 by the end of 1998, and hold further adjudication of this legislation.However, with the legislative branch not providing an additional legislation to oppose the decision by the Constitutional Court, the decision was set to be final, allowing the people within the same ancestral clan to marry each other.Through our extensive profiles, members can learn about each other before meeting in person.Our great quality assurance and customer service means all you have to worry about is looking good in your photo. I had tried to date before and it just didn't work out.The protocols and practices of dating, and the terms used to describe it, vary considerably from country to country and over time.
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In the past it was generally considered a taboo for a man and a woman to marry if they both have the same last name from the same ancestor.
From this cultural influence, the article 809 of the Korean Civil code regulated marriages within a clan in the past, considering it as a type of exogamy.
However, the Korean Constitutional Court found this piece of legislation unconstitutional and asked for an amendment by the legislative branch in a 1997 decision.
Five judges found it unconstitutional and two asked for amendment by the legislative branch, whereas another two opposed the outcome of this decision.