14 Feb '13, 12pm

Singapore couple goes to court to abolish anti-gay sex law

Singapore couple goes to court to abolish anti-gay sex law

A gay couple in Singapore seeking to abolish a long-standing law banning gay sex had their case heard in court today. The court case was heard just days after a former department store manager sued his boss for alleged discrimination against gays. The two cases highlight how members of Singapore's LGBT community have become increasingly vocal, demanding changes in the city-state's attitudes toward homosexuality by speaking out against discrimination and raising legal cases to challenge the law. Associated Press reported that Singapore's High Court held its first full hearing Thursday in a case brought by Gary Lim and Kenneth Chee. Peter Low and Choo Zheng Xi, the lawyers representing Lim and Chee, said the couple who launched the case late last year , hopes to have the law banning gay sex declared unconstitutional. Section 377A, a British colonial-era law, criminalizes sex...

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