Another Indonesian city outlaws gay sex

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12/03/2018

The city council in Pariaman on Nov. 27 approved the new bylaw providing fines of 1 million rupiah (U.S. $70) for behaviors that “are considered LGBT,” the Jakarta Post reported in an Agence France-Presse article. The bylaw prohibits “immoral acts” between same-sex couples and  “acting as a transvestite”, but otherwise cites few concrete examples of banned behavior, AFP said. Indonesian lawmakers have become increasingly worrying for those in the LGBTI+ community, with some bowing to pressure from Islamic hardliners. In March, The Jakarta Post reported that trans people in the nation’s capital have been publicly humiliated and sent to rehabilitation centers.

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