Singapore: High Court Upholds Sodomy Ban

Written by scott on October 3rd, 2013

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Singapore’s high court just upheld a ban on gay sex in the country.

LGBT Weekly reports:

Singapore High Court Justice Quentin Loh today released a judgment in the Constitutional challenge of statute 377A of the Singapore Penal Code, upholding the law which criminalizes sex between men and provides a jail term of up to two years. In a 54-page judgment, Justice Loh has “found that the statute has not infringed the rights of the plaintiff, Tan Eng Hong, and is not inconsistent with Articles 9 and 12 of the Constitution of Singapore, which ensures that one will not be deprived of his life or personal liberty save in accordance with law and that all persons are equal before the law and entitled to the equal protection of the law, respectively,” according to a media statement issued by Tan’s lawyer, M Ravi.

You know your country is a long way away from marriage equality when they refuse to recognize your basic right to privacy.

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