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High Court reserves judgment on constitutional challenge against 'gay sex' law

Published on Mar 6, 2013 3:07 PM
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The High Court on Wednesday, March 6, 2013, heard a constitutional challenge against a law that criminalises sex acts between men. -- ST POSED PHOTO

The High Court on Wednesday heard a constitutional challenge against a law that criminalises sex acts between men.

At the end of the closed-door hearing, Justice Quentin Loh reserved judgment.

The case was brought by Mr Tan Eng Hong, 49, who had first filed a challenge against Section 377A of the Penal Code in 2010, after he was charged for having oral sex with another man in a a public toilet.

The Attorney-General's Chambers applied to strike out his bid but in August last year, the Court of Appeal allowed Mr Tan to have his day in court.

 
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