Brunei Won’t Enforce Death Penalty For Gay Sex | One Mile at a Time

I wrote about this a bit over a month ago, and now I think it’s only fair to provide a (positive) update.

In 2014 the small, oil-rich country of Brunei introduced sharia law, and they’ve been progressively rolling out more laws ever since.

The latest controversy came in early April, as adultery and gay sex became punishable by being stoned to death. So while we’ve known this was coming since 2014, the implementation was only supposed to start as of last month.

This caused widespread international boycotts, both of the country, and also of the Dorchester Collection, which the sultan owns.

While I think the boycott was the right idea, to be honest I thought it was a near sure bet that it wouldn’t have any impact, given just how rich the sultan is. But it seems to have worked, at least somewhat.

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