The tightly-buttoned-down country of Singapore is standing strong in its refusal to repeal an anti-sodomy law that unfairly targets gay citizens, its law minister said. Gay Star News reports:
Singapore will not repeal the anti-sodomy laws that criminalizes gay sex, affirmed Kasiviswanathan Shanmugam, Singapore’s law minister, to an influential Christian group. According to the reports from LoveSingapore’s Facebook page, a group network of 100 churches, the minister attended a meeting with its leaders to discuss LGBT rights today (18 February). The meeting came at the request of Lawrence Khong, leader of LoveSingapore, following Shanmugam’s meeting with lesbian group Sayoni. Khong, who previously stated that repealing the law is a ‘looming threat’, said the meeting was about ‘defending the moral future of our nation’.
This follows hot on the heels of a gay couple’s lawsuit against the law.