Despite the legal victory, Islamic laws banning gay sex still exist in some other Malaysian states. Photo: Shutterstock Despite the legal victory, Islamic laws banning gay sex still exist in some other Malaysian states. Photo: Shutterstock
Despite the legal victory, Islamic laws banning gay sex still exist in some other Malaysian states. Photo: Shutterstock
Malaysia

Man wins Malaysia’s first legal challenge against Islamic law banning gay sex

  • In its ruling, Malaysia’s top court sided with the man, who was charged in a Selangor Islamic court, saying the state was not empowered to make such a law
  • Critics say the climate is worsening for the gay community in the Muslim-majority nation, with officials often speaking out against LGBT people

Topic |   Malaysia
Despite the legal victory, Islamic laws banning gay sex still exist in some other Malaysian states. Photo: Shutterstock Despite the legal victory, Islamic laws banning gay sex still exist in some other Malaysian states. Photo: Shutterstock
Despite the legal victory, Islamic laws banning gay sex still exist in some other Malaysian states. Photo: Shutterstock
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