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Indonesia’s Constitutional Court blocks bid to criminalise gay sex

14, Dec 2017 | CJP Team

Indonesia’s Constitutional Court voted 5-4 to reject a petition to criminalise extramarital and gay sex. Last year, Family Love Alliance, a conservative group, petitioned the court to amend the criminal code to outlaw sex outside of marriage and homosexual acts. The court rejected the petition, contending that lawmakers, not the Constitution Court, had the authority to establish new crimes. Indonesia’s LGBT community has, in recent years, suffered an increase in discrimination against it. 

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