27 Sep '11, 9am

Judgment reserved on constitutional challenge to gay law

Judgment reserved on constitutional challenge to gay law

Lawyer M Ravi is challenging a law which criminalises gay sex by arguing that it is against the constitutional rights of gay men. -- ST PHOTO: KEVIN LIM By Khushwant Singh A lawyer is challenging a law which criminalises gay sex by arguing that it is against the constitutional rights of gay men. Lawyer M Ravi's client Tan Eng Hong was initially charged under Section 377A for performing fellatio on another man in a public toilet in CityLink Mall in March 2010. Mr Ravi then filed the constitutional challenge and the Attorney-General's Chambers (AGC) replaced the charge to committing an obscene act in public. Mr Tan, 48, was subsequently convicted and fined $3,000 under this law as was his partner Chin Chee Shyong, 41.

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