Gay sex in Indonesia will not be publicly punished with caning anymore—but, the punishment will still happen behind closed doors.
Aceh, the only region of the secular country where Shariah law is in effect, will continue to conduct the barbaric practice, which saw two men caned 83 times last year for consensual sex.
Earlier this month, a gay man and transgender woman were arrested for ‘having gay sex,’ and face a similar punishment.
The list goes on and on in this sad tale. This is a tiny teeny micro baby foot step forward. There is still the grand canyon’s worth of improvements to be made.