Malaysia’s cruel religious ban on gay sex is to be challenged in an historic court case

Malaysia’s cruel religious ban on gay sex is to be challenged in an historic court case

A man in Malaysia has won the right to challenge a religious state law banning gay sex in the mostly Muslim country.

Malaysia A LGBT pride flag flies at the women's march in Malaysia on March 9.

According to Reuters, a lawyer for the man said on Wednesday (May 27) that Malaysia’s top court had him the go-ahead for the landmark LGBT+ rights test case.

The Muslim man in his 30s will remain anonymous for his protection and privacy.

He initially filed the lawsuit in 2018 after he was arrested for attempting gay sex, a charge that he denies.

He was arrested as part of a raid by by Islamic enforcement officers in the state of Selangor, after which five men pleaded guilty and were fined, jailed and caned on gay sex charges. 

More: https://www.pinknews.co.uk/2020/05/27/malaysia-gay-sex-ban-sodomy-raid-lgbt-rights-muslim-shariah-selangor-surendra-ananth/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=PNnewsletter

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