Singapore court rejects challenge to gay sex ban


Still a no-go for same gender sex in Singapore. A fresh bid to overturn a Singapore law banning gay sex failed on Monday (March 30) as a court dismissed several challenges, a setback for efforts to promote greater LGBT rights in South-East Asian region and also Asia in the greater picture. - Straits Times/ANN

SiINGAPORE: A fresh bid to overturn a Singapore law banning gay sex failed on Monday (March 30) as a court dismissed several challenges, a setback for efforts to promote greater LGBT rights in South-East Asian region and also Asia in the greater picture.

Inherited from the British colonial era, the law is rarely enforced but campaigners say it nevertheless jars with the affluent city-state's increasingly modern and vibrant culture.

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