01 Dec '12, 7am

A #Singapore gay couple are suing to end the country's notorious 377A sodomy law which brands them as criminals #LGBT

A #Singapore gay couple are suing to end the country's notorious 377A sodomy law which brands them as criminals #LGBT

A Singaporean gay couple will challenge the country’s rarely enforced sodomy law which they say labels them as criminals. Gary Lim and Kenneth Chee, who have been partners for 15 years, filed their challenge with Singapore’s High Court after the country’s Court of Appeals dropped a sodomy charge against a man charged with having oral sex with another man in a public toilet and replaced it with a gender non-specific obscenity law. The man, Tang Eng Hong, had challenged the constitutionality of Singapore’s 377A sodomy law and the couple hope to make use of that landmark ruling. ‘I don’t live in fear every day that I will get caught by the police because of my relationship with Gary but I know that s 377A labels me a criminal,’ Chee said in a statement. ‘While lawmakers have stated in Parliament that 377A will not be “pro-actively” enforced, this is not enough because it leav...

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