Tag Archives: Same Sex Marriage

ROM VOIDS MARRIAGE OF STRAIGHT TURNED SAME-SEX COUPLE, COUPLE LOSES THEIR BTO FLAT

The Registry of Marriages or ROM has voided the marriages of a straight-turned same sex couple after the man went for a sex change surgery and updated his identity card to indicate female. They were wedded as a same-sex couple for 8 months until it was eventually voided by ROM in February. ROM used the reason of "impersonation by one party" to void the marriage but no other details were given. ROM reiterated that a marriage in Singapore must be between a man and a woman. No other permutations were allowed at this point of time.

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LEE HSIEN LOONG: SINGAPORE NOT READY FOR SAME SEX MARRIAGE

According to Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, Singapore is not ready for same-sex marriage today as it is still a "conservative" society. He cited "pushback" from conservative groups against same-sex marriage as the main obstacle. Lee Hsien Loong was speaking on a range of topics to reporters from around the region today, including Singapore's stance on same-sex marriage.

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AMERICAN LAW FIRMS AFRAID TO TAKE UP CASES OPPOSING SAME-SEX MARRIAGE

In dozens of interviews, lawyers and law professors said the imbalance in legal firepower in the same-sex marriage cases resulted from a conviction among many lawyers that opposition to such unions is bigotry akin to racism. But there were economic calculations, too. Law firms that defend traditional marriage may lose clients and find themselves at a disadvantage in hiring new lawyers.

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