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Singapore DJ files court challenge against gay sex law after India’s SC verdict on Section 377

Team SoOLEGAL 12 Sep 2018 6:00pm

Singapore DJ files court challenge against gay sex law after India’s SC verdict on Section 377

Johnson Ong Ming, a 43-year-old Singapore DJ, has filed a case against the city’s law banning gay sex following India's landmark verdict on scrapping of similar legislation.

Ming, filed the court challenge on Monday, his lawyers told Reuters.

We intend to argue that Section 377A is absurd and arbitrary,” Ming’s lawyers Suang Wijaya and Eugene Thuraisingam told Reuters in a joint statement.

The Singapore law banning gay sex is “in violation of human dignity”, the lawyers further added.

Section 377(A) of Singapore's Penal Code states that any man who commits or tries to get another man involved in “any act of gross indecency with another male person”, whether in public or private, could be jailed for up to two years. The law, however, does not apply to homosexual acts between women.

Read more: Section 377 Verdict Announced: Here are Top 10 Quotes from the Verdict

Tagged: Singapore Section 377 A   Section 377   Singapore   Gay Rights   Homosexuality   LGBTQ Rights   Supreme Court  
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