30 Nov '12, 11am

A gay couple on Friday filed a legal challenge in the High Court against Section 377A of the Penal Code.

A gay couple on Friday filed a legal challenge in the High Court against Section 377A of the Penal Code.

A gay couple on Friday filed a legal challenge in Singapore’s High Court against a law that criminalises sex between men. Gary Lim and Kenneth Chee, who have been together for 15 years, are seeking the repeal of the country’s landmark Section 377A of its Penal Code. In a statement sent to the media, Chee said he did not live in fear of being caught by the police for his relationship with Lim, but said he knows that "s 377A labels me a criminal". Lim added that even though lawmakers have said that the law will not be "pro-actively" enforced, the fact that the law exists "leaves the possibility of 'passive enforcement', should someone decide to make a complaint against us one day". Lim and Chee are represented by senior counsel Peter Low, assisted by Choo Zheng Xi and Indulekshmi Rajeswari. Section 377A of the Penal Code, which is still in force, rules that acts of "gross in...

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