No laws exist specifically protecting LGBT Singaporeans from discrimination in the workplace, housing or any other relevant areas. Retrieved from " https: In Decembera gay Singaporean won the right to adopt a child he had fathered in the United States through a surrogate. Most observers say it will be more difficult for the parliament to change the law than it would have been for the judiciary. LGBT rights in Asia. However, if no physical contact is made, homosexual behaviour can also be charged under Section A see below. Section and Section A are effectively identical, as both were put in place by the British Empireraising hopes in Singapore that the discriminatory law would be struck down as well.
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Gay culture gaining momentum in Singapore
Gay nightlife is thriving, and public displays of affection, however discreet, are becoming more visible. The latest legal challenge to Singapore's law was struck a blow in April, when a judge ruled that any change to the law had to come from Singapore's parliament, as opposed to the country's judiciary. But as Singapore's gay community has become more visible, Christian conservatives have vowed to fight against what they see as a threat to the traditional Singaporean family. And by family in Singapore we mean one man, one woman, marrying, having children and bringing up children within that framework of a stable family unit. Gunman killed after attack near Saudi palace in Jeddah. Section A "Outrages on decency" Section A states that: Section A of the Penal Code Singapore.
The magazine, named Elementbills itself as "The Voice of Gay Asia" and targets the tech-savvy "pink dollar" market. Previous attempts claim damages for alleged discriminatory conduct in such fields have been dismissed in Singaporean courts. The family is the basic building block of this society. Miscellaneous Offences Public Order and Nuisance Act The police can use section 19 soliciting in a public place of the Miscellaneous Offences Public Order and Nuisance Actwhich covers both prostitution and soliciting "for any other immoral purpose". These individuals are further subdivided into "mildly effeminate", "effeminate" and "severely effeminate". Section of the Penal Code "Outrage of Modesty" Section provides that if any person uses criminal force on any person intending to outrage, or knowing it would be likely to outrage, the modesty of that person, he shall be imprisoned for a maximum of 2 years, or with fine, or with caning, or with any 2 of such punishments.