Law that criminalises sex between men

The debate over 377A: 'Keep it'

Reverend Yang Tuck Yoong sees 377A as a celebration of right moral values that the Government has tried to uphold. Reverend Dominic Yeo says a repeal of 377A on the basis of it being outdated ignores the reason for its genesis.
Reverend Yang Tuck Yoong sees 377A as a celebration of right moral values that the Government has tried to uphold.
Reverend Dominic Yeo says a repeal of 377A on the basis of it being outdated ignores the reason for its genesis.
Reverend Dominic Yeo says a repeal of 377A on the basis of it being outdated ignores the reason for its genesis.

Religious groups, conservatives fear repeal will weaken family unit

Repealing a law that criminalises sex between men could have wider consequences for the traditional family unit, conservatives and those with religious convictions tell Insight.

In response to the renewed calls for Section 377A to be revoked, churches said they are firm in their stance that the law should be kept to send a signal that families and marriage between a man and a woman are the building blocks of society.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on September 16, 2018, with the headline ''Keep it''. Print Edition | Subscribe