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Legal moves afoot in Singapore to overturn gay sex ban

Legal moves afoot in Singapore to overturn gay sex ban

Updated 17 July 2014, 12:52 AEST

A constitutional fight is under way in Singapore to overturn laws banning gay sex.

This week, Singapore's top court has heard arguments to repeal a ban on sex between men.

It's a law that's more than 70 years old and hasn't been enforced for years.

It comes as Singapore authorities resist growing pro-gay sentiment in the tightly-controlled nation, which has even led to the destruction of a children's book.

Correspondent: Samantha Hawley, South East Asia correspondent

Speakers: Justin Richardson, co-author; M Ravi, Singapore lawyer

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