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Singapore: Statement by the Spokesperson on decriminalising sex between men

22.08.2022 EEAS Press Team

The European Union commends the Government of Singapore for announcing the repeal of Section 377A of the country’s Penal Code, which criminalises sex between men.

Over the last 10 years, we have seen signs of progress to decriminalise homosexuality worldwide. Yet, violence, discrimination and exclusion because of sexual orientation and gender identity persist. 

Equality and the respect for dignity and human rights are core values of the EU, enshrined in Article 2 of the Treaty of the European Union. 

The European Union will continue to promote the repeal of laws that discriminate against and put LGBTI persons at risk.

Nabila Massrali
Spokesperson for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy
+32 (0) 2 29 88093
+32 (0) 460 79 52 44
Paloma Hall Caballero
Press Officer for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy
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+32 (0)460 76 85 60