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Section 377A: Laughably Outdated Law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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