Sunday, 5 July 2009

Singapore won't repeal homosexual law

http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/singaporelocalnews/view/440540/1/.html
by
Hoe Yeen Nie (CNA, 5 July 2009)

This article notes Singapore's Law Minister K. Shanmugam's comments and reactions to India High Court's recent decision to
decriminalise gay sex between consenting adults, overturning colonial-era legislation that outlawed homosexuality.
Law Minister K Shanmugam has said Singapore will not decriminalise gay sex but the courts have the power to decide how the law, Section 377, is applied. Section 377A of the Penal Code deems sex between men a crime.
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