Journal article

Special Issue: Legal Regimes of Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity in Asia

Helen Pausacker, Amanda Whiting

Australian Journal of Asian Law | Melbourne Law School | Published : 2019


In May 2017 the Taiwan Constitutional Court ruled the prohibition on same-sex marriage to be unconstitutional, and in September 2018 the Indian Supreme Court declared s377 of the Penal Code unconstitutional, thereby decriminalising gay sex. To mark these important changes and explore other possibilities in the region, we, the editors of the Australian Journal of Asian Law, invited scholars to contribute to this special issue on the legal situation for LGBTIQ people in Asia. This issue contains articles about Japan, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, South Korea, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, Cambodia, Thailand, Myanmar, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Brunei and the Philippines.