Film director Kim Jho Gwang-soo and his partner Kim Seung-hwan say they'll challenge South Korea's law limiting marriage to heterosexual couples.

The couple, together nine years, exchanged vows in Seoul earlier this month in what is considered the nation's first public same-sex wedding. The lavish two-hour ceremony, announced months in advance, was dubbed “Kim Jho Gwang-soo and Kim Seung-hwan's Righteous Wedding” and included hundreds of guests.

The men told CNN that they plan to apply for a marriage license, and if that is rejected, as expected, they will take their case to the Constitutional Court.

“Some people considered homosexuality to be disgusting before it was in the public eye and before this wedding. That was because they didn't know much about it. But now they see it's not as disgusting as expected,” Kim Seung-hwan told CNN. (The video is embedded on this page. Visit our video library for more videos.)

Kim Jho Gwang-soo, 49, came out gay in 2005. He and his partner co-founded Rainbow Factory, a production company that specializes in LGBT-themed movies.