A Singapore court has denied the application by a Singaporean gay couple to have a Queen’s Counsel represent them in their appeal against the dismissal of their challenge to section 377A of the Penal Code which criminalises sex between men.
The first man to challenge Singapore's law which criminalises sex between men has today made an application to the High Court to be recognised as an interested party and to intervene in Gary Lim and Kenneth Chee's upcoming Court of Appeal hearing as the outcome of this appeal may affect Tan's case in which judgment is still pending.
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Pioneer gay activist and blogger Alex Au examines the arguments made in the second case and adds that Justice Quentin Loh is close to issuing his decision on the first challenge filed by Gary Lim and Kenneth Chee, and his decision may be released within this month (March 2013).
Arguing that section 377A is constitutional, the Attorney-General argues that the law applies to all men, not just self-identified gay men, who have sex with other men; the law “reflects public morality”; and "because there is a scientifically-established difference between the public health risks associated with sex between men and sex between women."