Singapore DJ files court challenge to gay law

Buoyed by the recent landmark ruling on homosexuality in India, a Singaporean DJ has filed a court challenge against a law in the city state banning gay sex, saying it is inconsistent with parts of the Constitution, a media report said on Wednesday.

  • Published 13.09.18
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Singapore: Buoyed by the recent landmark ruling on homosexuality in India, a Singaporean DJ has filed a court challenge against a law in the city state banning gay sex, saying it is inconsistent with parts of the Constitution, a media report said on Wednesday.

Johnson Ong Ming, 43, filed the case on Monday, and will contend that Section 377A is "accordingly void" as it is inconsistent with Singapore's Constitution.

Ming's court challenge comes a few days after India's Supreme Court in a landmark ruling decriminalised consensual gay sex and termed it as an important step forward towards a tolerant society.

Ming, who also owns a digital marketing agency, told Channel NewsAsia on Wednesday that he chose to mount the court challenge as LGBTQ groups "don't see ourselves represented positively on mainstream media, if at all". PTI

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