Section 377A: Moving beyond slippery slopes to a rational consensus

Take a hard look at the science on homosexuality, and monitor public opinion closely, before deciding whether to repeal law criminalising gay sex

Debate swirls about Section 377A of Singapore’s Penal Code after India’s Supreme Court ruled its country’s equivalent provision unconstitutional. In Singapore, when the issue was debated in 2007, a compromise was struck to keep the law on the books but not enforce it.

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