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Singapore’s High Court allows gay man to adopt his biological son

Singapore’s High Court allows gay man to adopt his biological son

Singapore’s High Court has allowed a gay man to legally adopt the son he and his partner had via a surrogate. Its a landmark ruling in the conservative country where same-sex activity is still illegal. The decision overturns a 2017 ruling that said the man could not formally adopt the child because they were born […]

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Singapore’s Archbishop wants homosexuality to stay illegal

Singapore’s Archbishop wants homosexuality to stay illegal

The Catholic Archbishop of Singapore has shared his views on the push to decrimalise homosexuality arguing that it should remain illegal because it will lead to gay people wanting to marry and adopt children. William Goh published a pastoral letter to Singapore’s Catholic community outlining the Catholic church’s opposition to the laws changing. There has […]

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Spotlight on Singapore after India decriminalises homosexuality

Spotlight on Singapore after India decriminalises homosexuality

Singaporeans are asking why homosexual activity remains illegal in the country following India’s landmark Supreme Court ruling that declared that Section 377 of the penal code was unconstitutional because it violated an individuals right to privacy. The identical law in Singapore holds the same statue number on the law books, Section 377 – as it […]

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ASEAN parliamentarians urge Indonesia not to criminalise homosexuality

ASEAN parliamentarians urge Indonesia not to criminalise homosexuality

ASEAN parliamentarians for Human Rights have publicly urged Indonesia’s parliament not to criminalize homosexuality. The Indonesian parliament is currently debating a proposal to amend the country’s criminal code, the changes would make homosexuality illegal in Indonesia and also criminalise all sex outside of matrimony. During the debate last week one Indonesian MP argued in favour […]

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Indonesia’s top court rejects attempt to criminalise gay sex

Indonesia’s top court rejects attempt to criminalise gay sex

Indonesia’s top court has rejected an attempt to have gay sex, and all sex outside of marriage, criminalised. A panel of nine judges considered the the petition to have the laws changed, four judges argued in favour of making all gay sex illegal, and limiting consensual heterosexual activity to those who are married. The push […]

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Dr David van Gend calls homosexuality ‘a disordered form of behaviour’

Dr David van Gend calls homosexuality ‘a disordered form of behaviour’

Dr David van Gend, a leading spokesperson for the Coalition for Marriage and head of the Australian Marriage Forum has described homosexuality as “a disordered form of behaviour” during a radio interview. Dr van Gend, who is a GP and a member of the Queensland’s Liberal National party, was reflecting on the biblical story of […]

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“We’ve seen it all before”: WA AIDS Council’s new CEO on marriage debate

“We’ve seen it all before”: WA AIDS Council’s new CEO on marriage debate

The new CEO of the Western Australian AIDS Council has weighed in on the marriage debate, sharing from his personal experience as a gay man growing up in the 1970’s. David Kernohan, formerly of the Mental Health Law Centre, has released a statement comparing today’s debate over same sex marriage to a time when Australia […]

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Tanzania vows to arrest people “protecting gay interests”

Tanzania vows to arrest people “protecting gay interests”

The Tanzanian government has threatened to arrest and deport foreigners who argue in favour of LGBTI rights and close down any organisations that are supportive of the LGBTI community. A warning was issued by the country’s Interior Minister, Mwigulu Nchemba, via the country’s state owned media outlet. “I would like to remind and warn all organisations […]

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Kenyan report claims homosexuality starts in primary schools

Kenyan report claims homosexuality starts in primary schools

A government report in Kenyan that was seeking to investigate the reasons why there were wide spread riots in high schools in 2016 has concluded that homosexuality and “devil worshiping” were to blame. After visiting 97 different schools and interviewing students, teachers and principals, the investigators have concluded that the perpetrators of the outbreaks of […]

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Prosecutors call for Indonesian couple to be caned 80 times

Prosecutors call for Indonesian couple to be caned 80 times

  Prosecutors in the Indonesian province of Aceh have called for two men, who were caught having sex by their neighbours, be punished with 80 strokes of the rattan. The two men, aged 20 and 23, were arrested after their neighbours secretly filmed them having sex in the privacy of their own home. They neighbours […]

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