Singapore decriminalizes sex between men

Singapore will decriminalize sex between men, the prime minister said on Sunday (August 21), adding that the city-state’s society is becoming more accepting of homosexuals.

However, he added that the government has no intention of changing the city-state’s legal definition of marriage, that is, between a man and a woman.

“I believe this is the right thing to do and that most Singaporeans will accept,” Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said in his annual National Day speech, saying the government would repeal Section 377A of the Penal Code. added. A law in an era that criminalizes sex between men.

“Even with the repeal of Section 377A, we still support and protect the institution of marriage. Under the law, only marriage between one man and one woman is permitted in Singapore.” Lee added.

(Reuters) Singapore decriminalizes sex between men

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