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Beefed up legal team opposing Singapore’s anti-gay law

Fridae reports from Singapore:

Gary Lim and Kenneth Chee. (Click image to see video about them and their legal challenge of Singapore's anti-gay law)

Gary Lim and Kenneth Chee. (Click image to see video about them and their legal challenge of Singapore’s anti-gay law)

Gary Lim and Kenneth Chee, who had unsuccessfully petitioned the High Court to have Singapore’s anti-gay sex law declared unconstitutional, have appointed a new legal team to help with their appeal.

In addition to hiring a senior partner from a prominent Singapore law firm, the plaintiffs have applied to have England’s former attorney-general Queen’s Counsel Lord Peter Goldsmith act as co-counsel in their appeal.

Goldsmith will represent the couple pro bono as did he when he represented activist Caleb Orozco in his ongoing attempt to overturn a colonial-era sodomy law in Belize.

A recent fundraising drive for the couple’s legal fees raised US$107,730 through the  crowdfunding site Indiegogo.

For more information, read Fridae’s full article: “Singapore gay couple in s377A challenge appoints new legal team.”

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