Singapore's First Gay Politician Faces 2 Year Prison TermSubmitted by Reconstituter001 on Sat, 07/06/2013 - 00:13
For being gay...
Homosexuality is a crime in Singapore, it has been since the British Colonial era. It’s known as “Gross Indecency Between Men” and is punishable by up to two years in prison. Singapore’s version of the U.S. Supreme Court recently ruled against a gay couple who challenged the law, saying it was Parliament’s responsibility to change it. And Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, takes a head-in-the-sand approach to LGBT issues, saying these are “not issues that we can settle one way or the other, and it’s really best for us just to leave them be, and just agree to disagree.”
Not willing to “let things be” the Treasurer of the Singapore Democrat Party, Vincent Wijeysingha just became the first politician in Singapore to come out as gay.