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Singapore: High Court to hear if anti-gay sex law is unconstitutional

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  1. Omar Kuddus 22 Aug 2012, 7:49pm

    Welcome to the 21 century Singapore.
    It seems that finally Singapore has seen sense and realised that the colonial laws that prohibit homosexuality are antiquated and that have no part in a modern democratic society and that all citizens ar
    e equal as per the UDHR.
    I sincerely hope that having the opportunity, Singapore will not only abolish the laws against homosexuality [Section 377A of the Singaporean Penal Code] but go further to grant equality to all of its LGBTs.

  2. GingerlyColors 22 Aug 2012, 7:56pm

    Singapore: You do not need judges to decide that your ban on gay sex is unconstitutional. I visited Singapore in 1979. Although only 12 years old at the time I was amazed at the cultural and religious diversity of the nation, held together by it’s strict laws dating from the British Colonial era. After separating from Britain Singapore was governed by the charismatic Lee Kuan Yew who turned the fishing community into one of the world’s economic power houses. Although no longer Prime Minister, Lee Kuan Yew still has an influence in government and a few years ago he recommended that Singapore should decriminalize homosexuality. Although the law is seldom, if ever enforced nowadays, it remains a stain on Singapore and if the nation is to progress into the 21st century then it is time to strike down that law. Singapore is sometimes described as the only shopping mall to have a seat at the United Nations and it is time they attracted the Pink $.

  3. Come on Singapore do the right thing and give your LGBT citizens their rights!

  4. Gay Activist Paul Mitchell 23 Aug 2012, 4:00am

    I would like to introduce a bill called the Penal Code Amendment (Repeal Section 377A) Bill 2012

    Discription of the bill:
    This is a bill to repeal the offence of gay male sex throughout Singapore called section 377A.

    (1) Omit and Repeal just section 377A from the Penal Code.

    (2) This becomes effective from the date of registered assent or the moment the bill is passed by the unicameral Singapore Parliament.

  5. Let’s hope that the judges involved in this case are not blinded by others in their judgement and that they do the right thing and state that the law is unconstitutional and get rid of it without any further ado.

  6. It is surprising that this judge believed that most people in Singapore believe that gays should be imprisoned for their relationships. The largest groups in Singapore are Chinese and Indian and both home countries have long ago dropped these laws.
    So why would ultra modern Singapore hold on to this Victorian relic when India dumped it?

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