20 Mar '11, 12am

High Court waves away 377A controversy: The following is an excerpt from Yawning Bread Alex Au/ In a judgement d...

High Court waves away 377A controversy: The following is an excerpt from Yawning Bread Alex Au/ In a judgement d...

The court also found that there is a real question as to whether Section 377A is constitutional. It reminded itself that constitutionality is to be tested on two measures: (a) whether “the classification [implied by Section 377A] was founded on an intelligible differentia”, and (b) whether “the differentia bears a rational relation” to the purpose of the law. [Note: this was better explained in the earlier post The management of gays, part 1 ; see the discussion about page 340.] Insofar as Section 377A criminalises male but not female homosexual intercourse, Tan’s constitutional rights, specifically in relation to Article 12(1) of the Singapore Constitution (“All persons are equal before the law and entitled to the equal protection of the law”) might be said to be called into question.

Full article: http://theonlinecitizen.com/2011/03/high-court-waves-away...

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