PYONGYANG, NORTH KOREA- In a sweeping victory for gay marriage advocates, the North Korea Supreme Court today agreed to allow gay marriage to flourish in the impoverished nation. The stunning decision by the court’s five panel judges set off a huge celebration in downtown Pyongyang where thousands of gay marriage supporters had assembled in support of the ruling.
“This is a momentous day for all the gays in North Korea!” shouted an enthusiastic university student who declined to be named. “We welcome American gays to make a pilgrimage to North Korea to get married. We are a gay nation with a gay leader!”
In the ruling which in effect made North Korea the gay marriage capital of the world, the Supreme Court’s five judges all concurred that gay marriage should be completely allowed in the small Asian nation of 24 million citizens. The North Korean Gay Party, which represents a strong coalition of gays and lesbians in the nation, issued a statement in full support of the ruling.
“The North Korean Gay Party would like to thank the honorable Supreme Court justices who validated our beliefs as a whole,” the statement read. “It is now time to continue the gay and lesbian movement here at home while attracting gays and lesbians from around the world to further bolster North Korea’s stance as the gayest nation ever.”
Meanwhile, North Korea’s supreme leader Kim Jong-un seemed please by the ruling and said he vowed to celebrate this momentous day with the rest of his beloved people.
“Make no mistake this is one of the finest days in our history,” he said. “I truly believe my father and grandfather, who built this nation with their own hands, are very proud of the fact that North Korea has established itself as a sanctuary for the gay community. In honor of this monumental decision by the Supreme Court, there will be festivals of food and dancing throughout Pyongyang this entire weekend. I, personally, will attend these festivals and consume as many cheeseburgers as I possibly can.”
Back in Washington, D.C., President Obama held a news conference to announce his support for gay marriage in North Korea. This marks the first time since he took office that he or a member of his administration has praised Kim Jong-un’s regime.
“I just wanted to say kudos to Kim
and his court system for doing the right thing,” said President Obama. “I think it’s great North Korea is the gayest country in the world. I really do.”
No comment yet from the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation about the ruling. We will post GLAAD’s reaction as soon as we get one.