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Singapore decriminalizes homosexual sex after repealing a law inherited from the British colonial period

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Singapore's parliament yesterday repealed its colonial-era ban on sex between men. Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong announced in August that his government planned to repeal Section 377A of the penal code. Law and Home Affairs Minister K Shanmugam said that the time has come to remove the law. But this concession to the city-state's LGBTQ community has been counterbalanced by a concession to social conservatives.
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Singapore repeals colonial-era gay sex law

Singapore's parliament on Tuesday repealed a law criminalizing sex between men, striking down colonial-era legislation that has long been criticized as discriminatory and stigmatizing to the LGBTQ community.

2 months ago·Q C, Philippines
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Singapore decriminalizes homosexual sex after repealing a law inherited from the British colonial period

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2 months ago·Puerto Rico
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2 months ago·Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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Singapour révoque une loi pénalisant l’homosexualité

Le texte, qui n’était toutefois plus appliqué, prévoyait une peine maximale de deux ans d’emprisonnement. Son abrogation « met la législation en accord avec l’évolution des mentalités », avait estimé le premier ministre, Lee Hsien Loong, fin août.

2 months ago·Paris, France
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Singapore repeals colonial-era gay sex law

The law, Section 377A, penalised sex between men with up to two years in jail, although the statute was not actively enforced.

2 months ago·India
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Singapore repeals law that punished gay sex

Il primo ministro Lee Hsien Loong ne aveva già promesso l’abolizione e oggi il parlamento di Singapore ha abrogato la legge che criminalizzava il sesso tra uomini, cancellando una normativa di epoca coloniale che è stata a lungo criticata come discriminatoria e stigmatizzante per la comunità Lgbtq. La norma sanzionava il sesso tra uomini con un massimo di due anni di carcere, anche se non veniva applicata attivamente. Il Parlamento ha anche modi…

2 months ago·Rome, Italy
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