Two Singaporean men have filed separate petitions to court seeking to legalize gay sex since late last year, after India decriminalized gay sex in a landmark ruling. Section and Section A are effectively identical, as both were put in place by the British Empireraising hopes in Singapore that the discriminatory law would be struck down as well. Tham Yuen-C. Requires surgery to changes documents. Ipsos
The Supreme Court held that Section A of Singapore Penal Code, which criminalises sexual intimacy between men, does not violate articles 9 and 12 of the Singapore Constitution.
Our Standards: Singaporean society is generally regarded as conservative. The poll also found that nearly six in ten Singaporeans aged between 18 and 25 believed same-sex marriage is not wrong. However, a Lawnet search revealed no reported cases of persons being charged under section
The link between attitudes towards socio-political matters and gay rights also has the potential to aggravate already existing tensions between pro- and anti-LGBTQ camps, they added.