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Singapore high court upholds law criminalising gay sex

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The high court in Singapore has upheld a law criminalising gay sex and dismissed three appeals arguing that the law was unconstitutional.

Prosecutions under the colonial era law, 377A, are rare, but activists have been trying to overturn it for years now, with a previous failed attempt occurring in 2014.

Under section 377A, men who have consensual sex together can be punished by up to two years in prison. The law does not apply to consensual sex between women.

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