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Gay man launches Singapore campaign for workplace discrimination protection

in SINGAPORE, 16/11/2013

A former Robinsons employee seeking constitutional protection against workplace discrimination of homosexual men has launched a campaign to create awareness about the issue and raise funds for legal costs.

awrence Bernard Wee Kim San, together with seven other people, launched the campaign “Stop hurting, quit labeling” on Friday evening at the home of film and theatre director Glenn Goei. About 50 people turned up at the event to show their support, including local actors Lim Yu Beng and Neo Swee Lin, and former Singapore Democratic Party member Vincent Wijeysingha.

In his application filed with the High Court in August, Wee is seeking a declaration that protection against discrimination under Article 12 of the Constitution should include within its ambit all Singaporeans regardless of race, religion, place of origin, gender and sexual orientation.

Wee said in an interview at the launch that the campaign was meant to create awareness within the larger community on the lack of protection for homosexuals when it came to workplace discrimination.

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