Tuesday, October 23, 2007

377A...

As an overseas Singaporean, I make it a point to keep in touch with the local (Singaporean) news. Rather curious, considering the fact that I'm sometimes more well informed than some of my friends at home. But hey, most stuff about home were gathered from them anyway. But Straits Times Online is a great way to keep in touch. Disclaimer: I have no direct/indirect interest in SPH.

Anyway, came across the ST Online vodcast on Penal Code Act 377A. Visited http://www.repeal377a.com/ and of course its counterpart http://www.keep377a.com/ as well. Left my signature on one of them.

Was reading what PM Lee has to say about S377A as well. Actually, Singapore has always been banking in on the 'pink dollar'. But one thing is rather apparent, though there are homosexuals among us, but they have never been persecuted. It's like... we know you're there... just don't tell us you're there... sort of thing. The point about boundaries was brought up as well... it's like going down a slippery path once the boulder is removed. Doesn't that remind you of the casino debate? Now it's just a question of how many casinos can Singapore sustain?

Was reading Metro (another quality publication distributed freely in London Tube stations) today about this Newcastle magistrate who was forced to resign after he refuse to let a child to be adopted by a gay couple. The 63 year old said that it was against his religious beliefs. Well, at the end of the day, it's really one's choice, isn't it?

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