The Supreme Court upheld lower court’s decision finding that the Seoul Young Men’s Christian Associations (“YMCA”), a private organization, violated the Constitution when it excluded female from general membership. The Supreme Court found sexual discrimination, which excludes women from general membership qualification, to be against “social order exceeding tolerable limits in light of our community’s sound common senses and legal sentiment.” Accordingly, the Supreme Court found YMCA to have violated the Constitution despite its private organization status.
Women and Justice: Keywords
Supreme Court Decision 2009Da19864 Supreme Court of South Korea (2011)
Exclusion of women from the legal profession in the United States of America, the United Kingdom, and South Africa (2012)
Employment discrimination, Gender discrimination, Harmful traditional practices
Although great strides have been made in breaking down the barriers that have previously kept women from being able to have the same rights and privileges to work in the legal profession that men enjoy, there is still progress to be made.