Three men in Singapore has lost a case to abolish a law from colonial times, which prohibits homosexuals.

An attempt to abolish a law in Singapore that criminalises homosexual, has been rejected by the city authorities, the supreme court on Monday.

It writes the BBC.

the Argument for not dropping the law is, among other things, that the law is “important to reflect the public sentiment and belief” in Singapore.

the Law under section 377 a of the sounds, that men who are found guilty of homosexual acts at home or in public, risking imprisonment of up to two years.

the Matter has been raised by three gay men – a retired doctor, a dj, and an LGBT advocate. They believe that the law is contrary to the city’s constitution.

the Men’s lawyer said after the trial that they are very disappointed with the decision.

– It is shocking in the moral sense, says the lawyer according to the BBC.

Recently it was tried in 2014, to ditch the law. At the time was the abolition rejected by Singapore’s court of appeal.

Section 377 a, which was introduced during the british colonial period in 1938, however, rarely enforced in Singapore.

Singapore’s leaders, including the current prime minister, has refused to remove the law. They believe that it reflects the conservative forms in the city society.

the LGBT community in Singapore had otherwise had high expectations for the case, after that India in 2018 dropped a similar law.

Five judges in India’s supreme court found the law is deeply discriminatory and pointed out at the time that homosexuals indians experienced the trauma of it.

According to the BBC criminalises 70 countries relationship between persons of the same sex, including Sri Lanka, Pakistan and Bangladesh.