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Singapore upholds law that criminalizes gay sex

Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Singapore
Singapore's highest court ruled on Wednesday that a law that criminalizes sex between men is in line with the city-state's constitution, rejecting two separate appeals by three men that the measure infringed their human rights. [...]

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Singapore won’t destroy two gay themed books, titles to return to public libraries

Friday, July 18, 2014
"And Tango Makes Three" is a 2005 children's book written by Peter Parnell and Justin Richardson and illustrated by Henry Cole. The book is based on the true story of Roy and Silo, two male Chinstrap Penguins in New York's Central Park Zoo. The book follows the six years of their life when they formed a couple and were given an egg to raise.
SINGAPORE -- Two children's books dealing with gay subjects won't be destroyed after all and will be restored to Singapore's public libraries, an official said Friday. Minister of Communications and Information Yaacob Ibrahim had said in mid-July he supported the state-run National Library Board's decision to pulp three books deemed [...]

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Singapore backs call to destroy gay-themed books

Saturday, July 12, 2014
"And Tango Makes Three"
SINGAPORE -- A children's book inspired by a real-life story of two male penguins raising a baby chick in New York's zoo has been deemed inappropriate by state-run Singapore libraries, and the conservative city-state's information minister said he supports the decision to destroy all copies alongside two other titles. The [...]

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Record attendance at Pink Dot rally in Singapore amid religious opposition

Saturday, June 28, 2014
Gay activists dressed as female construction workers or Samsui Women and laborers from the colonial period, pose in mock salute on Saturday, June 28, 2014 in Singapore. Thousands of gay rights activists gathered in downtown Singapore on Saturday for a rally that this year drew unprecedented criticism from religious conservatives, with one influential Christian pastor calling on the government to ban the event.
SINGAPORE -- Thousands of gay rights activists gathered in downtown Singapore on Saturday for an annual rally that came under unprecedented criticism from religious conservatives, with one influential Christian pastor calling on the government to ban the event. Previous Pink Dot rallies have been held without much opposition. But as [...]

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Singapore’s LGBT community decries national survey about ‘gay lifestyles’

Wednesday, August 28, 2013
Singapore
SINGAPORE CITY, Singapore -- Singapore's LGBT community has decried a recent government-commissioned survey that suggests a plurality of Singaporeans are not accepting of "gay lifestyles," and that a clear majority rejects same-sex marriage. [...]

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Singapore politician comes out, calls for anti-gay laws to be scrapped

Tuesday, July 2, 2013
Pink Dot SG (via AP)Singapore's first openly gay politician, Vincent Wijeysingha, a member of the opposition Singapore Democratic Party, speaks to reporters on Saturday at the annual Pink Dot SG rally in support of gay rights in Singapore's Hong Lim Park.
SINGAPORE -- This conservative city-state convicted men for homosexual behavior as recently as seven years ago, and the British colonial-era law it used is still on the books. The government shows no interest in making a change: The prime minister's advice has been to just let things be. [...]

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Same-sex couple in Singapore seeks to abolish gay sex law

Friday, February 15, 2013
Singapore
A gay couple in Singapore seeking to abolish a long-standing law banning gay sex had their case heard in court Thursday, just days after a former department store manager sued his boss for alleged discrimination against homosexuals. [...]

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