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One of The Most Unnecessary Laws I've Ever Come Across
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I believe that this law represents anything along the lines of cowardly. The reason why any government would impose a law that discriminates and deprives citizens of their basic rights is because they don't want to agitate the conservatives, they just want to follow their beliefs and the 'majority' to maintain peace and order.

Okay, you've got Singapore, a peaceful, riot-free, war-free and conflict-free country that is making their mark in the economical world, but, are we happy? If you follow the general consensus, we are a pretty stable country, but not everybody realises that in it are many loopholes.

These kind of discriminatory and prejudicial laws have squeezed us dry of our emotions, it makes the majority so numb to these issues because they aren't talked about or cared about enough. It has made the country less feeling, less understanding and thus I am not surprised that Singapore is one of the unhappiest countries.

I just don't understand the point of this law. So what, if two men love each other and decide to have sex. So what, if a man is just going to have a one-night stand with another man in the toilet. Sure, some sexual acts like cheating on your partner may be wrong, but guess what, don't straight people do that too? Homosexuals are no different from heterosexuals, just like how you can never bring yourself to like a certain genre of music, homosexuals can never bring themselves to like somebody of the opposite sex. The fact that it is a same-sex relationship does and should not set us apart from the others, and it does NOT define a person's character.

Let love be what it really is, and don't try to deprive others of that right to love truly. Whether a man and a man have sex or not is none of anybody's business. If conservatives have something to say about it, then they should jolly well deal with it, because a law is a law, and one should never mix personal beliefs and religion with constitution. We are a multi-racial country, and learning to live with other races is something that we are already accustomed to, is accepting others' sexual orientation so much of a chore?
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Definitely needs to be re-looked at
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This law represents the discrimination faced by homosexuals with regards to their sexual freedom and I definitely believe that it must be re-opened to debate.

But, I also understand why this law is still in place. Don't forget that Singapore is still in the process of making a slow transition in removing its unusually rigid restrictions on its citizens. Intolerance towards homosexuals remain a big issue in Singapore, especially around the conservatives, and it is more important to change that mindset first before re-looking at the legal system.
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Backward and ridiculous
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Being a strong supporter of LGBT rights, I firmly believe that this law shouldn't even exist anymore.

Why is there an official infringement of human rights within our country? Shouldn't all citizens of Singapore be entitled to the justice and equality that we often preach?

It is about time that we look towards the future. What we value in people is their talents, commitment, personalities and so on. It is no use discriminating our own people based on sexuality – it isn’t going to bring us anywhere.

I am proud being an open-minded Singaporean, and definitely want to see a change for the better in the country.

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Why is this STILL a law?
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When I first found out about Section 377A last year, I was disgusted and shocked beyond belief. Partly because it's a law in Singapore still (I thought better of you, dear nation) and partly because it took me so long to know about it. Like, why aren't there more people mad that this kind of law exists?? There should be petitions, and people talking about this. I know there's that Pink Dot event, but more should be done!

I'm already pretty fed up that same-sex marriage isn't legal in Singapore, but this law? A total joke. Another reason for me to migrate, seriously.
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Seriously Singapore?
(Updated: December 08, 2012)
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It's laws like this that make me feel like giving a huge giant face-palm to Singapore. According to Wikipedia, this law was introduced in 1938 to criminalise all other non-penetrative sexual acts between men. Well, it was 1938, and I understand people were more conservative that time. But hey, this is 2012 going on 2013! Gay men still can't have sex here? What happened to democracy in Singapore? Singapore may be progressing in terms of technology but way of thinking? Nah.

I really feel sorry for the homosexuals in Singapore. With laws like this, they should really just migrate elsewhere. Two years jail term for having sex with your lover, really sucks to be gay in Singapore. America is probably laughing at us now.

Do I need to launch another tirade for Singapore banning gum too?
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discriminatory laws
(Updated: December 08, 2012)
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Did you know that up to 2004, oral sex in Singapore was considered illegal and was an act that faced imprisonment? It took a high profile case involving a police officer for this archaic law to be revised. Interestingly, oral sex now is legal, but only for heterosexuals of course. And that is what makes me mad.

I feel the law should apply equally to every Singaporean given the same circumstances. That is what makes law just and fair. So I do not understand why in this day and age, homosexuals are being discriminated against. The government is effectively sending the message that homosexuals are not welcome in Singapore, which makes it even harder people in society who have to respect our government, to accept homosexuals. Thus the increased negative social stigma homosexuals have to face in their day to day lives. We are living in the 21 st century. hello?!?!?! Or should we go back to thinking sacrificing virgins will avert natural disasters.

I am a heterosexual by the way, I just feel this is really unfair to discriminate against someone and send him to jail, based on his sexual orientation. The location of the Penal Code has also become a standing joke in the LGBT community. Because it implies the government recognises gay sex (377A) lies somewhere between necrophilia (Section 377) and bestiality (Section 377B). I mean, seriously?
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