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Indonesia to outlaw S&M and homosexuality as part of 'Family Resilience' bill

The new law will also outlaw surrogacy with a penalty of seven years in jail

2020-02-19

Words: Steve Brown

Indonesia is planning to outlaw S&M and homosexuality as part of a ‘Family Resilience’ bill which was leaked online.

According to the MailOnline, the proposed law will force those ‘suffering’ from ‘sexual deviations’ such as incest, S&M and homosexuality to report themselves to rehab facilities for treatment.

Those who fail to do so will risk having their children taken away, either temporarily or permanently.

According to the leaked bill, it would also outlaw surrogacy with a penalty of seven years in jail and legally defines the roles of a father and mother within the home.

Under the new laws, fathers would be required to protect their home from ‘threat’s such as alcohol and pornography whereas mothers would legally have to ‘take care of household-related matters’.

Politicians from four Indonesian parties are reportedly backing the bill including Ledia Hanifa of the conservative Islamic party Prosperous Justice party.

Hanifa said in a statement that the proposed bill – which is on parliament’s priority list for the 2020-2024 period – was intended to foster ‘family-based development’.

According to the law, family is defined as the smallest unit of society composed of married couples, married couples with children and single parents.