Indonesia considers whether to make gay sex illegal

On Aug 3, 2016 The Daily Mail reported:

Group called ‘Family Love Alliance’ is calling for gay sex to be criminalised
Existing law criminalises sex between adults and minor of the same gender
But group says it should be amended to apply to adults of the same gender
LBGT people in Indonesia have faced a campaign of denigration this year

Indonesia is considering whether to make gay sex a crime after accepting a judicial review petition from Islamic activists.

A group, the Family Love Alliance, is calling for the ‘crime’ to carry a prison sentence of up to 15 years.

The group says an existing law that criminalises sex between adults and minors of the same gender should be amended to also apply to sexual acts between adults of the same gender.

Indonesia is considering whether to make gay sex a crime after accepting a judicial review petition from Islamic activists. Pictured, a man walks past an anti-LGBT banner erected by an ultra-conservative Islamic group in Jakarta

Rita Hendrawaty, chairwoman of the group, said it was not trying to criminalise lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.

‘The real reason is so that we have much clearer norms,’ she said. ‘We are not intending to criminalise those who have a deviant sexual orientation. That is not the point.

‘They can be free to live but not show their lifestyle.’

Read more at: Indonesia considers whether to make gay sex illegal | Daily Mail Online

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