The repeal has the potential to lead to "more demands", which it believes "may impair Singapore's admirable social cohesion, growth and future progress as a nation".
Religious leaders may view homosexuality as a sin, like adultery and fornication, but there is no reason for the state to make it a crime.
Under the new regime, PSMDs will be required to, among other things, put in place internal policies, procedures and controls and register with MinLaw.
Criminal Law — Statutory offences
According to syariah objectives, the purpose of the family unit is to give birth to the new generation and protect the existence of mankind through legal marriage between a man and a woman: Pergas
Sentence of reformative training, aimed at rehabilitating young offenders, upheld.
To resolve the issue of the viability of Section 377A, we all need to ask ourselves some hard questions and be honest with our answers.
How was the decision to not enforce the law taken?...Taken to the extreme, this also raises worrisome questions of how the laws of our land could potentially be suspended without any due process.
Stigma and discrimination are the main barriers to early HIV testing and treatment while the number of HIV cases in Singapore, especially among men who have sex with men, continues to rise: Prof Chan
'By accepting homosexual acts as a social norm, the dreadful consequences for the stability of our families, the well-being of our children, and the risks to the common good will be long term and irreversible': Archbishop Goh
Criminal Procedure and Sentencing – Sentencing
Four years after the last legal challenge was squashed, and 11 years after Parliament decided to retain it, Singapore once again finds itself divided over an 80-year-old law - Section 377A of the Penal Code that criminalises sex between men.
The Penal Code's Section 377A, which criminalises sex between men, is in the spotlight again. Insight examines why the issue continues to stir up strong debate between opposing camps.
The Chief Justice noted that the basic criteria for probation as an option were met in this case and called for a probation report.