Highlights from TDOV; Singapore upholds criminalization of same-sex relations between men
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HIGH COURT OF SINGAPORE DISMISSES THREE CHALLENGES TO BAN ON SAME-SEX RELATIONS BETWEEN MEN: “HRC is deeply disappointed in the decision by the High Court of Singapore to not repeal Section 377A of the Penal Code and instead uphold the criminalization of same-sex relations between men as acts of ‘gross indecency.’” said HRC Global Director Jay Gilliam. “It also sets back the global equality movement after successful campaigns to overturn similar British colonial-era laws in places like Belize, Botswana and India. We commend the courageous work of advocates and groups fighting for the dignity of LGBTQ people in Singapore, including PinkDot, Human Dignity Trust and Oogachaga.” More from The Straits Times.
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