Singapore upholds law that criminalizes gay sex

Published: October 29, 2014

REUTERS
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Singapore’s highest court ruled on Wednesday that a law that criminalizes sex between men is in line with the city-state’s constitution, rejecting two separate appeals by three men that the measure infringed their human rights.

The judgment comes as gay rights have become an increasingly thorny issue in Singapore’s traditionally conservative society.

Massage therapist Tan Eng Hong and gay couple Lim Meng Suang and Kenneth Chee Mun-Leon sought a repeal of the law, which prescribes a jail term of up to two years for men who engage in any act of "gross indecency", in public or private.

They said it infringed their rights to equality, life and personal liberty under Singapore’s constitution, a claim the court rejected.

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