A Malaysian man has won a landmark court case against an Islamic ban on gay sex. In 2018, the man – whose identity has been withheld for his own protection – was arrested in the central Selangor state for attempting gay sex, although he still denies the claims.
He subsequently filed a lawsuit in which he argued that Selangor had no power to enforce the Islamic ban on “intercourse against the order of nature” as it was already a crime in the country’s civil law.
Malaysia’s constitution says a state cannot exact a law when the same law already exists at a national level. On Thursday (25 February), Malaysia’s top court unanimously ruled in his favour, with chief justice Tengku Maimum Tuan Mat declaring that the state’s power to implement suchRead more on gaytimes.co.uk