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Singapore Repeals Law Against Sex Between Men But Still Opposes Marriage Equality

today30 November 2022

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source: Edarabia

While decriminalising male to male sex, Singapore’s legislators modified the constitution to essentially prevent complete marriage equality.

Although the regulation was not aggressively implemented, sex between men was punishable by up to two years in prison under a British colonial law. The law has long faced criticism for being insulting, demeaning and discriminatory toward the LGBTQ+ population.

The decision by the parliament comes after earlier legal challenges against the law’s repeal were unsuccessful.

source: PinkNews

Members of the the LGBTQ+ community in Singapore have reportedly breathed a sigh of relief, some noting that they felt privileged to be able to witness β€œthe birth of a new chapter in the history of Singapore’s LGBT community”.

On Tuesday, the Singaporean parliament also approved a constitutional amendment that strengthens the current definition of marriage as a union between a man…

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Written by: Lara Kramer