Monday, April 23, 2007

Surprise surprise......Singapore becoming a more "open-minded" society?

I read this on the news 3 mins ago. Surprise surprise! First, in 2006, they decriminalize oral and anal sex by a consenting heterosexual couple aged 16 years and above and now this bold statement from MM Lee.....are we truly becoming a more "open-minded" society?

Former PM hits out at Singapore gay sex ban
Singapore April 24,

SINGAPORE'S powerful former prime minister, Lee Kuan Yew, has questioned the city-state's ban on sex between men.

"If in fact it is true, and I have asked doctors this, that you are genetically born a homosexual … you can't help it, so why should we criminalise it?" the pro-Government daily Straits Times quoted Mr Lee as saying. [Jamie: Oh - I didn't know that you are genetically born a homosexual]

Under Singapore law, a man who is found to have committed an act of "gross indecency" with another man can be jailed for up to two years, though prosecutions are rare.

But Mr Lee, who remains the most powerful minister in the cabinet of his son, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, said Singapore should not pursue homosexuals who engage in sex. [Jamie: Doesn't the police have something better to do with their time?]

"Let's not go around like this moral police … barging into people's rooms. That's not our business," [Jamie: Unlike a certain other country we know. And I agree that it is truly none of anyone's business except the persons' involved] he told a weekend meeting with the youth wing of the People's Action Party.

Authorities have banned gay festivals and censored gay films, saying homosexuality should not be advocated as a lifestyle. [Jamie: Can homosexuality truly be advocated as a lifestyle?I chuckled when I read this]

But despite the official ban on gay sex, Singapore still has a thriving gay scene.
[Jamie: Duh.....*speechless*]


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