Fridae reports from Singapore:
Gary Lim and Kenneth Chee, who had unsuccessfully petitioned the High Court to have Singapore’s anti-gay sex law declared unconstitutional, have appointed a new legal team to help with their appeal.
In addition to hiring a senior partner from a prominent Singapore law firm, the plaintiffs have applied to have England’s former attorney-general Queen’s Counsel Lord Peter Goldsmith act as co-counsel in their appeal.
Goldsmith will represent the couple pro bono as did he when he represented activist Caleb Orozco in his ongoing attempt to overturn a colonial-era sodomy law in Belize.
A recent fundraising drive for the couple’s legal fees raised US$107,730 through the crowdfunding site Indiegogo.
For more information, read Fridae’s full article: “Singapore gay couple in s377A challenge appoints new legal team.”
- Quick, strong support for appeal of Singapore anti-gay law (76crimes.com)
- Video about Gary Lim and Kenneth Chee and why they are challenging Section 377A
- Aug 20, 2012 – Sayoni: Section 377A challenge can proceed: Court of Appeal
- Feb 14, 2013 – The Straits Times: Legal challenge to Section 377A begins in the High Court; judgment reserved
- Apr 9, 2013 – Channel NewsAsia: Singapore High Court upholds criminalisation of homosexuality
- Singapore’s High Court upholds anti-gay sex law (76crimes.com)
- Singapore court and anti-gay law: ‘a bump in the road’ (76crimes.com)
- How Singapore learns about LGBTQ people (76crimes.com)