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Indonesia dodges a bullet, but moral panic about sexuality persists

In mid-December, Indonesia’s Constitutional Court dismissed a petition that had sought to criminalize all consensual sex outside of marriage, as well as adult consensual same-sex conduct. Women’s rights groups, sexual and gender minorities and others welcomed the 5-4 vote, which followed nearly 18 months of hearings. The decision was more than hypothetical. With some estimating […]