Singapore’s parliament strikes down ban on gay sex

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11/30/2022

SINGAPORE — Singapore’s parliament on Tuesday voted to repeal a controversial law that criminalized consensual sex between men, in a landmark victory for the city-state’s LGBTQ community. At the same time, however, the legislature made it clear that it supports defining marriage as being between a man and a woman. The move, which capped a two-day debate by lawmakers, rolls back legislation stemming from before independence in 1965, when Singapore was under British colonial rule. “The time has come for us to remove Section 377A, because it humiliates and hurts gay people,” Law Minister K. Shanmugam declared during the discussion on Monday, in reference to the law.

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