Thinking Aloud

Managing differences as debate on 377A moves forward

When the issue is about your sense of identity and morality, it is very hard to move the hearts and minds of believers

The entrenched positions of the two sides are not likely to change, even with the passage of time. ST ILLUSTRATION: CEL GULAPA
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When Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong announced at the National Day Rally (NDR) two weeks ago that the Government would repeal the law criminalising sex between consenting men, the audience broke into applause.

For gay men, their friends and supporters, it must have felt like a new dawn to be finally rid of a discriminating and alienating law.

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