10 Sep '18, 3pm

Singaporeans sign petitions for gay sex ban, with pro-377A currently ahead

The lifting of the ban on same sex marriages in India has shed light on other countries who have laws that specifically prohibit marriage and relations between people of the same gender. Recently, two petitions have gone up on social media platform Change.org, both pertaining to Sextion 377A of the Singapore Penal Code. This particular section deals with the specific prohibition of intimate relations between two men. The piece of legislation has been around since British Colonial rule, and reflects the same law that had been in effect in Britain that criminalised gay sex between two men. According to a report by Channel News Asia , foreign diplomat Tommy Koh , who is Ambassador-at-Large at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, had said that it may be time to take a look at 377A especially after the landmark ruling in India. Minister for Law and Home Affairs, K Shanmugam has sai...

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