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Singapore gay couple seeks to abolish gay sex law

Source : AP
Last Updated: Thu, Feb 14, 2013 11:45 hrs

A gay couple in Singapore seeking to abolish a long-standing law banning gay sex has had their case heard in court. The hearing occurred just days after a former store manager sued his boss for alleged discrimination against homosexuals.

The two cases highlight how members of Singapore's gay community have become increasingly vocal, demanding changes in attitudes toward homosexuality by speaking out against discrimination and raising legal cases.

Singapore's High Court held its first full hearing Thursday in a case brought by Gary Lim and Kenneth Chee.

On Monday, Lawrence Bernard Wee Kim San, a former manager at Robinsons department store, filed a lawsuit claiming his former boss had harassed him into leaving his job because he did not agree with his homosexuality. Robinsons denied Wee's claims.



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