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. This chafes some.
Three questions bear consideration. How should our judges consider the matter? Should we focus on repealing S377A which makes sex between men a crime, or must possible future outcomes be considered, such as that legalising homosexual acts may end with a society legitimising and promoting gay marriage? Can the present compromise continue?