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Singapore's First Gay Politician Faces 2 Year Prison Term

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.

http://thenewcivilrightsmovement.com/risking-prison-singapor...

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Nearly all of Asia is in the dark ages of human liberty

recently saw an article about a Taiwan same sex marriage in Buddhist temple, but this is not the norm for that region of the globe.

In much of the pacific island region the Vatican still owns the politics of the day, but they're being challenged in a number of ways.

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