Singapore: Gay Couple Fights to Overturn Ban on Gay Sex

Written by scott on February 17th, 2013

In one of two gay-rights cases working its way through Singapore’s justice system, a gay couple is suing to overturn the country’s ban on homosexual acts. Edge Boston reports:

Peter Low and Choo Zheng Xi, the lawyers representing Lim and Chee, said the couple hopes to have the law banning gay sex declared unconstitutional. Singapore law criminalizes sex between mutually consenting adult men, and offenders can be jailed for up to two years.

In a related case, another Singaporean is suing his employer for anti-gay harassment:

On Monday, Lawrence Bernard Wee Kim San, a former manager at Robinsons department store, filed a lawsuit claiming his former boss had harassed him into leaving his job because he did not agree with his homosexuality. Robinsons denied any “biasness,” ”unfair treatment” or “persecution” by anyone at the store, or that Wee faced “difficulties” or “threats” when he wanted to leave the company

 

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