Tag Archives: 377a

Section 377A: Laughably Outdated Law

The question now lies on how such rights can be introduced into this otherwise conservative nation and why it took this long for any reasonable discussion in void decks or social media to occur.

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JAPANESE LEADING DICTIONARY REMOVES HETERONORMATIVE DEFINITIONS OF LOVE AND SEX

One of Japan’s leading dictionaries has made a significant (and arguably long overdue) step towards acknowledging and normalizing homosexuality by revising the entries for words relating to love and sex. They have removed restrictive references to these feelings existing only between a man and a woman, opening up the definition of love to everyone — gay, straight, or otherwise.

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NUS LAW DON WALTER WOON & PROF TOMMY KOH CROSS SWORDS OVER ANTI-GAY SEX LAW

The subject of universal human rights took a local turn at a university forum on Tuesday night, with two top lawyers disagreeing over whether an anti-gay sex law should be done away with. National University of Singapore (NUS) law don Walter Woon said he was in favour of repealing the law because of what he sees as a "constitutional problem". NUS Centre for International Law chairman Tommy Koh agreed that the provision should in principle be done without, but said abolishing it was "not so simple" given potential political pushback. A majority of Singaporeans were against a repeal going by opinion polls, Prof Koh said.

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GAY MEN SEEKS TO DECRIMINALIZE HOMOSEXUAL SEX

The law that criminalises sex between men should be modified so that it does not apply to private acts between consenting adults, the lawyer for a gay couple argued in the Court of Appeal on Monday. Senior Counsel Deborah Barker, representing Mr Gary Lim, 46, and Mr Kenneth Chee, 39, said her clients are not asking for affirmation that male homosexual conduct is acceptable in Singapore.

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CONFESSION OF A BISEXUAL MAN

I received an email from a person who claimed that he used to be gay. I wonder if there is such a thing since the gays has been saying that their sexual orientation was due to biological factors but I guess we can label him as bisexual since he "goes both ways". The received email would be great to educate readers on what is happening within the gay community and if what this guy claim is true, all parents should be careful when they send their boys to the public pool. The security in such public area should strengthen as some incident may go unreported for fear of embarrassment.

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Pastor defends publication of pro-377A guide

A guide on how to support Section 377A of Singapore’s Penal Code — a leaked copy of which has gone viral, triggering strong reactions online — was meant to be confidential and disseminated to about 120 senior decision-makers in churches here, said LoveSingapore Chair Lawrence Khong. In response to TODAY’s queries, Mr Khong confirmed that he was the main person who drafted the guide, but added that it was meant to be circulated internally “as a private communication to group leaders for their personal reference (and) study, and for their wise and discerning response”.

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The Right to be Right (Wing)

The gay community want a repeal of 377A saying that the law is not enforced, is not enough, it has to be discarded. What is next on the gay agenda if or when 377A is repealed is same-sex marriage, and thereafter adoption of children. Some say it is a slippery slope argument, others say it is a natural evolution of an englightened society where everyone has the right to get married and then have children, including gays. The conservatives in Singapore have largely remained silent on this, apart from a few churches. They might not remain silent for long if the anger in France is a barometer of increasing right wing pressure as a reaction to the gay lobby.

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