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Bhutan lawmaker says law criminalizing gays may go

Bhutan MP Sangay Khandu says the country will have to revisit its laws criminalizing gay sex as attitudes change towards LGBTs.\n

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17th September 2013 03:16

Alessia Valenza | ILGA Asia

Gasa Dzongkhag MP and Secretary of Bhutan’s National Land Commission Sangay Khandu has said that laws criminalizing homosexuality in the Himalayan nation will need to be reviewed as attitudes change towards LGBT people.

‘The issue is when the law is there and if people do not enforce it, is it okay?’ Khandu told the Australia News Network.

‘With time, as society progresses and thoughts broaden, homosexuality may need to be revisited.’

Khandu said that decriminalizing consensual private sex acts was in line with the country’s move towards democracy.

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