Singapore: High Court Won’t Review Ban on Gay Sex

Written by scott on April 10th, 2013

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Sex between consenting adults of the same sex will remain illegal for now after Singapore’s High Court rejected a challenge to the law. Pink News reports:

AFP reports the court, which is part of the Supreme Court, said it was up to parliament to repeal a provision in the penal code known as Section 377A – the legality of which has been questioned by a gay couple. On Tuesday, Judge Quentin Loh said: “The issue in the present case no doubt is challenging and important, but it is not one which, in my view, justifies heavy-handed judicial intervention ahead of democratic change”.

To date, the legislature has shown no interest in taking up the issue, and the Prime Minister is perfectly happy with the ban, too.

 

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