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Singapore Introduces Bill Repealing Ban on Sex Between Men

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Singapore introduced legislation that will repeal the existing legal ban on sex between men, and a constitutional amendment to protect the current definition of marriage as between a man and a woman.

The proposed repeal of a colonial-era law known as Section 377A was introduced in parliament after Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong announced the initiative in August. He said at the time it was “the right thing to do” and is something most Singaporeans will now accept.