Indonesia Considers Outlawing Gay Sex
U.K., September 30, 2003
SUMMARY: Indonesia could ban homosexual sex as it moves to tighten up
its sex laws.
Indonesia could ban homosexual sex as it moves to tighten up its sex laws.
The country’s justice minister is currently drawing up an amendment to
its criminal code, which is said to include acts that are considered morally
Other acts set to be made illegal include oral sex and cohabitation, a
spokesman said yesterday, although he admitted that more could follow.
“It’s still in its early stage. We’re still collecting input from
various parties and experts,” spokesman Sukartono Supangat said.
Punishments for the new laws could vary from two years in jail for
cohabitation to between three and 12 years for sodomy and oral sex.
The new laws will update the Dutch colonial laws with Islamic law,
international conventions and tribal codes.
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