Annual national | According to Singapore's prime minister, sex between men would no longer be.

In his annual national day rally speech, Lee Hsien Loong stated, "I believe this is the correct thing to do and something that the majority of Singaporeans would now support."

Despite not having any plans to change the legal definition of marriage as being between a man and a woman, Singapore would decriminalize sex between men, according to Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on Sunday.

Gay individuals are becoming more accepted in Singaporean society, according to Lee, particularly among young people in the city-state.

He added that the government would repeal Section 377A of the penal code, colonial-era legislation that criminalizes intercourse between men, in his annual national day rally speech, saying, "I believe this is the correct thing to do, and something that most Singaporeans will now support."

When exactly the statute would be repealed was not known.

Singapore is the most recent Asian nation to make progress toward eradicating prejudice toward LGBTQ people.

2018 saw the repeal of a colonial-era ban on gay sex in India as well as recent progress toward same-sex union legalization in Thailand.

The statute in Singapore, Section 377A, allows for a maximum two-year prison sentence for offenders, but it is not currently being regularly implemented. The legislation does not include sex between women or people of other genders, and there have been no documented convictions for sex between consenting adult males in decades.

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