Entry #681: Homosexual activity in Singapore

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RegionSingapore
IssueHomosexual activity
StatusMale illegal, female legal
Start Datepast
End Datenow
DescriptionOffenders can face a penalty of imprisonment of up to 2 years. Penal Code, Chapter XVI, Article 377A
SourcesPenal Code (Cap. 224, 1985 Rev. Ed.) https://sg.news.yahoo.com/america-legalises-gay-marriage-singapore-010058381.html http://statutes.agc.gov.sg/aol/search/display/view.w3p;page=0;query=DocId%3A%22025e7646-947b-462c-b557-60aa55dc7b42%22%20Status%3Ainforce%20Depth%3A0;rec=0
Reports (4)
  • Other "Law is not enforced as PM Son or grandson is Gay so he has to deactivate it"
  • Status is not correct "Under the heading "homosexuality" you have two female symbols linked. That's it. There is thus no visible acknowledgement of the existence of gay men. This is most misleading - and dangerous. In 2007, Singapore enacted legislation making all forms of lesbianism LEGAL, absolutely, and at the same time making all expression of gay male sexuality ILLEGAL - the prescribed imprisonment for any gay man engaging in any sort of act of homosexual intimacy is 10 years. For heaven's sake, don't confuse the issue. Singapore is fine for lesbians, yes, but absolutely not for gay men. "
  • Status is not correct "The first openly-gay politician, Dr Vincent Wijeysingha, contested in the General Election but did not win."
  • Status is not correct "lesbians are also illegal"


Revision History (3)

Revision by vviet93

Old Value New Value (Current)
NoteOffenders can face a penalty of imprisonment of up to 2 years.Offenders can face a penalty of imprisonment of up to 2 years. Penal Code, Chapter XVI, Article 377A
SourcesPenal Code (Cap. 224, 1985 Rev. Ed.) https://sg.news.yahoo.com/america-legalises-gay-marriage-singapore-010058381.htmlPenal Code (Cap. 224, 1985 Rev. Ed.) https://sg.news.yahoo.com/america-legalises-gay-marriage-singapore-010058381.html http://statutes.agc.gov.sg/aol/search/display/view.w3p;page=0;query=DocId%3A%22025e7646-947b-462c-b557-60aa55dc7b42%22%20Status%3Ainforce%20Depth%3A0;rec=0

Revision by danlev

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SourcesPenal Code (Cap. 224, 1985 Rev. Ed.)Penal Code (Cap. 224, 1985 Rev. Ed.) https://sg.news.yahoo.com/america-legalises-gay-marriage-singapore-010058381.html

Revision by danlev

Old Value (Original) New Value
NoteImprisonment up to 2 yearsOffenders can face a penalty of imprisonment of up to 2 years.
Reports (2)
  • Status is not correct "Both are legal, but the act of sex (penetration of any form) between two males is illegal."
  • All information is correct, just adding sources "Penal Code, Chapter XVI, Article 377A Available at: http://statutes.agc.gov.sg/aol/search/display/view.w3p;page=0;query=DocId%3A%22025e7646-947b-462c-b557-60aa55dc7b42%22%20Status%3Ainforce%20Depth%3A0;rec=0"

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