LGBT activists laud nullification of Selangor Shariah law against ‘unnatural sex’ but say struggle remains

UALA LUMPUR, Feb 25 —  Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) activists have welcomed the Federal Court’s decision today to invalidate a Selangor Shariah enactment criminalising “unnatural sex” as unconstitutional.

After the apex court ruled that the enactment encroached on Parliament’s sole authority over criminal laws, People Like Us Hang Out (Pluho) co-founder Gavin Chow said it showed the “often forgotten” importance of the Federal Constitution in upholding rights in Malaysia.

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