Opponents of Singapore’s anti-gay law have launched a renewed legal challenge seeking to overturn it.
The new lawsuit comes about four years after Singapore courts rejected a similar suit by gay partners Gary Lim and Kenneth Chee.
Singapore’s High Court has not set a date for its latest review of anti-gay Section 377A, but has given musician Johnson Ong until late November to submit his evidence against it.
The Singapore publication Today stated:
“The 43-year-old DJ mounted the latest challenge on Sept 10, some four years after the previous challenge was struck down by the highest court of the land. …
Mr Ong said he was encouraged by news of India’s Supreme Court striking down section 377 of its Penal Code, which criminalises gay sex. …
Mr Ong’s lawyers — Mr Eugene Thuraisingam and Mr Suang Wijaya — will highlight the concept of human dignity, which was not argued in a previous challenge filed four years ago.
They will argue that Section 377A violates human dignity, and that sexual orientation “is unchangeable or suppressible at unacceptable personal cost”….
The lawyers will also argue that there have been many changes and legal developments around the world since the October 2014 challenge was struck down.”