The words “Repeal 377A”, referencing a Singapore law that criminalises sex between men, formed by a crowd during a 2019 LGBTQ event in the city state. Photo: EPA-EFE
The words “Repeal 377A”, referencing a Singapore law that criminalises sex between men, formed by a crowd during a 2019 LGBTQ event in the city state. Photo: EPA-EFE
Singapore

Singapore MPs to ‘tread careful line’ as debate begins on gay sex law repeal

  • City state’s lawmakers due to discuss a bill on repealing colonial law criminalising sex between men, and a second bill on preserving institution of marriage
  • Analysts said opposition MPs were unlikely to take emphatic positions against planned changes, with ‘religious leaders already managing the fallout’

The words “Repeal 377A”, referencing a Singapore law that criminalises sex between men, formed by a crowd during a 2019 LGBTQ event in the city state. Photo: EPA-EFE
The words “Repeal 377A”, referencing a Singapore law that criminalises sex between men, formed by a crowd during a 2019 LGBTQ event in the city state. Photo: EPA-EFE
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