Dr Mashitah: No constitutional protection for LGBT

  • Nation
  • Tuesday, 19 Jun 2012

KUALA LUMPUR: The Constitution does not allow a citizen to be discriminated for his religious belief and gender but does not say anything about one's sexual orientation.

Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Datuk Dr Mashitah Ibrahim told Parliament that even though Article 8 of the Federal Constitution protects one from gender discrimination, the word gender should not be interpreted as a person's sexual orientation such as being a lesbian, gay or bisexual.

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