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i. Is the Navtej Singh Johar Judgement?

Navtej Singh Johar v. Union of India is a landmark judgement by Supreme Court of India, decriminalizing homosexuality.

ii. Has Singapore Supreme Court commented about it?

Singapore SC has disagreed with the view taken by Indian SC in Navtej Singh Johar and has upheld the law which criminalizes homosexuality between men.


i. Is Singapore law for homosexuality different from Indian law?

In Singapore, homosexuality between men is criminalized, while in India prior to Navtej Singh Johar, homosexuality between male or female both was criminalized.

ii. Has Singapore SC disagreed with view given by Indian SC?

Singapore SC believes that Indian SC has given a wider meaning to “freedom of expression”, and it should not include homosexuality.


i. View has Indian SC taken on Homosexuality?

Indian SC decimalized homosexuality, stating that it was violative of Articles 14, 15, 19 and 21 of the Indian Constitution.

ii. View has Singapore SC taken?

Singapore SC has stated that male homosexuality is disapproved in the society, as opposed to female homosexual conduct.

What if, Singapore SC does not decriminalize homosexuality? 

i. They will not be given equal rights, freedom and dignity as other citizens. 

ii. The LGBTQ community of the country will continue to suffer. 

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