The words “Repeal 377A”, referencing a law that criminalises sexual acts between men, are formed by the crowd during the Pink Dot event held at Speaker's Corner in Hong Lim Park, Singapore, in June 2019. Photo: EPA The words “Repeal 377A”, referencing a law that criminalises sexual acts between men, are formed by the crowd during the Pink Dot event held at Speaker's Corner in Hong Lim Park, Singapore, in June 2019. Photo: EPA
The words “Repeal 377A”, referencing a law that criminalises sexual acts between men, are formed by the crowd during the Pink Dot event held at Speaker's Corner in Hong Lim Park, Singapore, in June 2019. Photo: EPA

In Singapore, gay sex is still illegal as judge throws out Section 377A challenges

  • The island nation’s top court has ruled that the colonial-era law criminalising sex between men is constitutional and will be retained
  • Singapore is one of the few former British colonies still clinging to the legislation, with the likes of India having repealed it in 2018

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The words “Repeal 377A”, referencing a law that criminalises sexual acts between men, are formed by the crowd during the Pink Dot event held at Speaker's Corner in Hong Lim Park, Singapore, in June 2019. Photo: EPA The words “Repeal 377A”, referencing a law that criminalises sexual acts between men, are formed by the crowd during the Pink Dot event held at Speaker's Corner in Hong Lim Park, Singapore, in June 2019. Photo: EPA
The words “Repeal 377A”, referencing a law that criminalises sexual acts between men, are formed by the crowd during the Pink Dot event held at Speaker's Corner in Hong Lim Park, Singapore, in June 2019. Photo: EPA
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