Sharia Law and the Principle of Non-discrimination on the Basis of Sexual Orientation
This joint publication of the ASEAN SOGIE Caucus (ASC) and the Human Rights Working Group (HRWG) tackles the issue of sexual orientations and gender identities and expressions (SOGIE) and Islam in the context of Southeast Asia.
The heated debates around sexual orientations and gender identities and expressions (SOGIE) in Southeast Asia have culminated in a wide range of discriminatory policies and practices aimed at repressing people with different sexual orientations. Invariably, the reasoning behind such objections to LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people) mostly rests upon the idea that LGBT is incompatible with religious teachings and local cultures; though, factually, people with different sexual orientations have always been part of the society.
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