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.
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
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.
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
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.
Mr Ong’s case will highlight the concept of human dignity, which was not argued in a previous challenge filed four years ago.
The author says both camps of the 377A debate should not let the issue narrowly define who they are, nor feel that the other side poses an existential threat to it.
Singapore is a nation that remains unique in its strong preservation of family values - including its view on marriage as a union between a man and a woman: NCCS