Beefed up legal team opposing Singapore's anti-gay law

Published: July 10, 2013

Gary Lim and Kenneth Chee, who had unsuccessfully petitioned the High Court to have Singapore’s anti-gay sex law declared unconstitutional, have appointed a new legal team to help with their appeal.
 
In addition to hiring a senior partner from a prominent Singapore law firm, the plaintiffs have applied to have England’s former attorney-general Queen’s Counsel Lord Peter Goldsmith act as co-counsel in their appeal.
 
Goldsmith will represent the couple pro bono as did he when he represented activist Caleb Orozco in his ongoing attempt to overturn a colonial-era sodomy law in Belize.

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