A petition to keep the ban on gay sex in Singapore has more than double the number of signatures than a petition that calls for an end to it. Inspired by India’s historic Supreme Court ruling to repeal its homosexual sex ban, Singapore’s LGBTI decided to launch a campaign to follow in India’s footsteps. Section 377A of the Penal Code criminalizes consensual sex between men. Inherited from British colonizers, the LGBTI community in Singapore have called for the government to scrap 377A. LGBTI advocates launched a petition to put forward to the government asking it repeal the law. ‘How much longer must gay Singaporeans live as second class citizens; branded criminals by laws meant to protect all Singaporeans?’ the petition reads.
September 14 / Gay Star News