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Court ruling deals blow to gay rights in Singapore

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Rights activists reacted with indignation on Wednesday after Singapore's High Court rejected a petition to repeal an archaic law criminalising sex between men. 

People dressed in pink gather at Hong Lim park in Singapore on June 18, 2011 for the Pink Dot event, which promotes freedom to love regardless of sexual orientation, in a photo made available by the organisers.

In a ruling issued on Tuesday, the court said it was up to parliament to repeal a controversial provision in the penal code known as Section 377A, whose constitutionality has been questioned by a gay couple.

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