Brunei’s death-by-stoning penalty for gay sex comes into force

The BBC reports, and my heart and brain ache.

“Brunei’s decision to make gay sex an offence punishable by stoning to death has resulted in international condemnation. But the south-east Asian country is implementing new laws including this one from today. “You wake up and realise that your neighbours, your family or even that nice old lady that sells prawn fritters by the side of the road doesn’t think you’re human, or is OK with stoning,” one Bruneian gay man told the BBC.”

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