The Jakarta Post
With conservative academics dominating the hearings of a judicial review request to outlaw extra-marital sex at the Constitutional Court (MK), where they lashed out at what they called “liberal values”, human rights defenders have come forward, asking to be given a say in the matter.
The court is reviewing four articles in the Criminal Code. A group calling itself the Family Love Alliance says the articles are antithetical to the Constitution because they do not clearly state that sexual relations outside marriage, including same-sex relationships, are illegal.
The group has petitioned the court to scrap or change the wording of the articles.
In the last six hearings at the court, a number of university professors from the nation’s top universities presented by the petitioners argued that free sex was against existing norms and that the LGBT (lesbian, gay, b...