India’s Abolishment of 377 Sparks Renewed Petitions in Singapore
After India's Supreme Court legalised gay sex in a landmark ruling last Thursday, Sept 6, the highly divisive issue was propelled into national discussion in Singapore again.
The parallel of India’s 157-year-old Section 377 of the Penal Code exists in Singapore as ‘Section 377A’ of the island-state’s Penal Code.
The 377A criminalises sex between consenting adult men, but the law is not actively enforced. It was a colonial law left by the British.