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Malaysia’s Highest Court Strikes Down State Gay Sex Ban

By Human Rights Watch
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Click to expand Image LGBT Rainbow Flag © 2008 Ludovic Berton (Wikimedia Commons) Malaysia’s Federal Court on February 25 ruled that a state law banning consensual same-sex conduct was unconstitutional. While the ruling leaves intact a federal statute criminalizing same-sex relations, it does bring relief to those who have faced persecution from religious enforcement agencies enforcing such state laws. The case arises from a 2018 raid on a private residence in Selangor, in which state religious enforcement officials arrested 11 men on charges of “attempting” gay sex, under section 28…

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