Tag Archive | Section 377A

Singapore: LGBT+ approach top court to overturn anti-gay law

Singapore: LGBT+ approach top court to overturn anti-gay law

Singaporean gay activists have turned to the country’s highest court to overturn a colonial-era anti-gay law, a lawyer said on Wednesday, after they failed in a legal challenge this week. Singapore’s High Court on Monday rejected petitions from three gay men who challenged the law, which punishes same-sex acts between men. Offenders can be jailed for […]

Singapore: Anti-gay law upheld by court

Singapore: Anti-gay law upheld by court

(Reuters) – Singapore’s high court today upheld a law that criminalises sex between men, dismissing three appeals that argued it was unconstitutional, although prosecutions under the law are rare. The ruling follows challenges last year to the colonial-era law, a thorny issue in the socially conservative city-state, where repeal efforts failed in 2014, though activists were […]

Singapore: Activists challenge anti-gay law after India ruling

Singapore: Activists challenge anti-gay law after India ruling

(Reuters) – Singapore’s top court on Wednesday heard the first legal challenges to its colonial-era anti-gay law, since similar legislation was scrapped in India last year, an issue that divides the socially-conservative city-state. Three activists are arguing that Section 377A, a rarely-used [anti-gay law] was unconstitutional. The law does not apply to lesbians.

Singapore: Court to hear legal challenges on anti-gay ban

Singapore: Court to hear legal challenges on anti-gay ban

As a Singapore court prepares to hear a series of legal challenges to [an anti-gay law] LGBT+ activists on Tuesday called for the “right” verdict to be delivered, so similar reforms can be triggered across other parts of Asia. Like many other former British colonies, Singapore has retained an old [anti-gay law] which was scrapped […]

Singapore: Survey shows majority still support anti-gay law

Singapore: Survey shows majority still support anti-gay law

(Reuters) – A slim majority of Singaporeans still support a law that bans gay sex, an online survey showed on Monday, amid renewed debate on whether the city-state should follow India’s footsteps, and scrap similar British colonial-era legislation. Previous legal challenges to overturn the ban failed, but a prominent Singapore diplomat called on the gay […]