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Singapore Sex-Ban Repeal Comes With Hurdle for Gay Marriage

  • Prime Minister Lee promises to decriminalize sex between men
  • Government moves to prevent efforts to allow same-sex unions
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Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said the government will repeal a colonial-era law that criminalizes sex between men, but will look to bolster rules preventing same-sex marriages by amending the nation’s Constitution.

Removing the legal ban on sex between men, known as Section 377A of the Penal Code was “the right thing to do, and something that most Singaporeans will now accept,” Lee said in his National Day Rally address on Sunday.